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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Lantern of the Dead

I was visiting Natzweiler-Struthof Concentration Camp with my travel companions when I spotted this sign. I thought it made for a good picture. It turns out it is actually really heart breaking. It reads, "LANTERN OF THE DEAD here were spread on the orders of the Nazi leader Natzweiler-Struthof Concentration Camp ashes of missing - CREMATED depores the crematory oven." It is hard to imagine that in a place so beautiful at one point there was so much pain and evil.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Natzwiller, France
Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi
Copyright: © Britney Kent