A solemn vow

7 06 2009

The 1940s (Decades of the 20th Century)
The 1940s by Nick Yapp

Although the eclectic selection of photographs presents a view of the 1940s that is more piecemeal than comprehensive, this book still managed to impress, inform and even move me.

Although it feels more like a fairly random set of snapshots than a comprehensive picture of the 1940s, this book still managed to impress, inform and even move me.

For me, the most powerful image in the book (on page 154), is of a tray of wedding rings, stripped from prisoners at Buchenwald Camp before they were gassed.
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The reproduction in the book was much better.

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