For my project titled ‘Dark Side of Berlin’, I revisited the sites tainted with Germany’s dark history of the Holocaust. The liveliness of these places gives a silent but sinister contrast to the unfortunate events that happened just 80 years ago. Life goes on and we can only hope that the sites will hold the significance it should have for people living in and visiting the city.
One of the Judenhauserestablishments set up by the Nazis where large number of Jews were housed together in inadequate conditions
Synagogue at Levetzowstrasse
An ex-site of a synagogue which was used as a transit center for the Jews that were selected for deportation
Gleis 17 at Grunewald
Platform 17 where almost 50,000 Jews were deported from here to concentration camps in Poland
Office Building of Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
The administrative office of concentration camps now functions as a tax centre for local residents
Houses of Ex-officers of Sachsenhausen
Houses that used to be residential areas for the officers working in the camp
Used to be residential house for a family of Jews - almost 6000 Stolpersteine or Stumbling Blocks are placed in Berlin, usually in front of the house of a Holocaust victim
Make Love, Not War
Taken on 1st of May from the streets of Berlin, of people demonstrating love - I believe, an alternative way of protest that conveys a stronger message
The forgotten corners of the house, though seldom visited, still kindle a strong sense of presence of the family members through an age old souvenir or a childhood photograph. The space that is often neglected has become a periscope to the activities that connects the intimate moments of the family together.
This house of my ex’s family that I visited so many times is especially meaningful to me as I recollect the unforgettable times I spent here with the family filled with joy and love.