The photo book "Alles was bleibt" (All that remains) represents a journey through time against oblivion through the former concentration camp in Dachau - a place of horror, discrimination and terrible mass extermination.
On the one hand, this book is intended to provide documentary information about the former concentration camp, representative of all others. On the other hand, the photographs should speak for themselves and inspire reflection. Here, everyone can decide for themselves how far they want to go in their imagination when viewing them. The viewer should be encouraged not to simply look away, even in today's times of democracy, but to always remain vigilant. It is the responsibility of today's generations not to repeat the horrible times. Lessons should be learned from the past.
It is not my intention to accuse the Germans and Germany itself and to make today's generations responsible for the events of that time, but to show the viewers of the photo book why and that such things must not be repeated.
An "appendix" was attached to the book, which shows analogous photographs of the Reconciliation Church on the grounds of the former camp, today a place of remembrance, worship and pastoral care. As a counterpoint to the rectangular facilities of terror, the Church of Reconciliation represents a place of refuge and transports the events of that time to the present day. These photographs were taken with a Leica IIIa from 1939, when the concentration camp had already existed for six years and for another six years. In this way, a connection between the past and the present is created.
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