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"Each pair of rings represents a married couple"
What if this was just from one pimp?
Weddings rings were often sold at auctions as a way to raise revenue for the Nazi war machine. Contrary to what people say online, the Holocaust was actually an extremely profitable venture for the Nazis. The coldness with which they exterminated millions was only matched by the coldness with which they took their victims’ possessions and sold them to the highest bidder – A final insult to injury.
Hamburg had these huge public auctions where members of the public could buy all kinds of things left behind by Holocaust victims. Cars, weddings rings, clothes, children’s toys, you name it.
May the victims memories be a blessing. RIP
The SS deposited gold items, including teeth, in its Reichsbank account; several such deposits were found after the war; other items were pawned to the Berlin Municipal Bank.
When someone cries about simply beating modern nazis on sight just remember this photograph.
I hate to be that guy, but it does not seem right that photos such as this are shared on a subreddit with a flippant name like r/HistoryPorn.
There is something truly haunting about this.
I’ve seen this picture several times over the years, yet that doesn’t make it any easier to look at. Makes me sad that humanity is still capable of such cruelty.