Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.

Posts tagged “ruins

Polish child in the ruins of Warsaw.

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The devastation of Warsaw is really hard to comprehend, even before/after shots can’t show anything because of how complete the devastation was: there’s no point of reference anywhere, like the surface of the moon. For example, this ghetto area photo is 1950 and was either directly adjacent to the current city center at the palace of culture, or nearby:

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Here’s a video showing the destruction. This is a digital reconstruction of the destruction that happened. Powerful stuff…

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