The monotonous clattering of their wooden clogs was the only way we could tell they were not ghosts. The scarves were the only way we could tell they these prisoners were women. We could see that the heads of those without scarves were shaved and bald like us. Clad in their miserable overalls we could hardly tell if they were male or female. This was the first time we had been in close proximity to female concentration camp prisoners and women guards. We were not able to linger and study them more closely because we had to push our carts into a factory hall which had a glazed roof.
Female concentration camp inmates
Female concentration camp inmates - Holocaust Matters
A game of naked tag at a Nazi death camp was a Polish filmmaker's idea of art
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But images of the repulsive can also allure. The simultaneous invocation of Nazism, mass death and pornographic imagery multiplies this malaise tenfold. What is the intended effect of the combined display of images of death and sex, in the context of genocide? What discourse about history and memory shapes these representations?