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Sunday, 6 April 1941

6 April 1941

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The most dramatic part of Kosančićev Venac could be easy to dismiss as an insignificant long demolished building in a plot left in disuse.

But this is Belgrade.

So it is not.

An overgrown hole in the ground surrounded by fencing and marked by two large posters in Serbian and English marks the spot of the former National Library.

Destroyed by German bombs on 6 April, 1941.

The words on the…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

“Reflection is not the evil; but a reflective condition and the deadlock which it involves, by transforming the capacity for action into a means of escape from action, is both corrupt and dangerous, and leads in the end to a retrograde movement.”

― Søren Kierkegaard, The Present Age

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This is my response to the latest Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post at WordPress.

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"A thousand times I was ready to regret and take back my rash statement - yet it had been the truth."
Hermann Hesse

"A thousand times I was ready to regret and take back my rash statement - yet it had been the truth."
Hermann Hesse

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”

― Albert Camus

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This is my response to the latest Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post at WordPress.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” …. Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.”

― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

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This is my response to the latest Weekly Photo Challenge from The Daily Post at WordPress.

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time to stand up?

time to stand up? time to take stock? time to hold out our hands to each other?

During a walk full of reflection, sorrow, fear for the future, I came across this sculpture.

The faces cried out to me.

I felt their pain, their anguish, their fear for the future, their loss.

The words on the plaque read:

“To Jewish victims of Nazi genocide in Belgrade and Serbia 1941 – 1944.
People of Serbia, City of Belgrade and Jewish Community
21.10.1990″

“Јеврејима жртвама нацистичког…

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