This was Berlin before the War

At some point

after The Enabling Act,

but before Aktion T4

in October Nineteen Hundred and Thirty Nine,

we were happy.

This period,

was so short lived,

it could be

measured by the click 

of a camera

self-timer.

On Alexanderplatz,

arms around each other’s shoulders,

we were shot

as

some Stormtrooper saluted.

We retrieved 

the tripod

and never knew 

it would be our last photograph 

together.

 

© swissterrace 2022
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Ionicus

An interesting insight into a historical period which was the precursor to the horrific events of World War 2 and the grim reminder of the effect that those turbulent times had on long standing friendships.
Well penned.

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