This week on Sepia Saturday,
taking us back to WW2.
A shadow rose over Europe,
creeping over Germany in the 1920s
to reach its apex in the 1930s,
only to bring war and chaos by the end of that decade.
The shadow spread and found allies,
reaching all over Europe and Northern Africa,
and even Asia.
What madness can cause this is quite beyond me
as it goes against all I believe in.
But I have a certain understanding of the human mind,
when greed and the hunger for power take over,
and the belief that some are better than others,
marginalizing them, ostracizing them, killing them,
in a final solution...
A dark chapter in our History.
I have kept a folder containing a meager collection of stamps.
The one with the swastika is the only one I got,
and one too many...
But I also have a Canadian stamp of that era,
a 1943 issue.
Please note that the stamps are not showing their original color.
The German stamp was orange and the Canadian one, green,
but I opted to do my post solely in black and white,
a reflection of the gloominess prevailing at the time.
The Potsdam Conference sealed the fate of millions,
some went on to live a free life,
while others were condemned to live under a Communist regime.
This is now a thing of the past
as Communism collapsed by the end of the century in most countries now,
but generations were sacrificed in the meantime.
If different players had been involved at that conference,
what could the outcome have been like?
What is done, is done.
People often said "Never again"...
No need to mention all of the atrocities that have happened since.
It looks like we'll never learn from our mistakes.
On this lovely thought,
I now return you to
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I have posted before pictures of my mom in her hometown during WW2,
and I did a post also about my father's bootcamp.
He never made it across the Atlantic as he came down with meningitis,
but he nonetheless had a Nazi "trophy"...
That's it for me this week!!
See you around,
in a different place and time!!