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Taken 11-May-17
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Dimensions5279 x 3840
Original file size17.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken11-May-17 19:23
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length50 mm
Exposure1/100 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Esther & Elias 11 May

Esther & Elias 11 May

Within one lifetime, Esther Slap-Sammes, a 74 year old woman who lived in the neighborhood where we now live, was forcibly taken from her home by an occupying army, sent to a concentration camp, and murdered there. The German Army officially capitulated on May 5, 1945, 3 months after Esther was captured. Between 1943 and 1945, Esther lived, presumably, without Elias. All over Amsterdam there are brass plaques like these in the sidewalk reminding us of what happened. It remains almost inconceivable that other Europeans could have done this and claimed that it was right while they were doing it, except that we know it happened. I don't think humanity has progressed much since then.