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Labour camp Walldorf - Airport Frankfurt

promoted to Valued image set: Nazi labour camp Walldorf - Airport Frankfurt‎

The labour camp Walldorf / Airport Frankfurt was a satellite camp of the concentration camp Natzweiler-Struthof in Alsace and existed in the period from August to December, 1944. The imprisoned Hungarian Jewish women came directly from Auschwitz-Birkenau and narrowly escaped the selection of Dr. Josef Mengele. The arrested 1700 young girls and women aged 13 to 28 years were requested by the Organization Todt at the Reich Security Main Office and had to perform forced labor at a construction site of the company Züblin at the Frankfurt Airport. About 50 women didn't survive this time period of about 4 months. From the remaining women, only about 300 survived further deportation and the holocaust.

After the war, forgotten or repressed, the camp was blown up and the area reforested again. In the 1970s, the camp was rediscovered and a memorial stone was inaugurated. From the year 1996 on, there was a continuous and lively analysis of the history of the outpost camp. In the year 2000, attended by 19 survivors, a memorial path was opened in the forest: On several plates the history of the camp and the women imprisoned are described with their individual fates. In addition, a cellar under the former kitchen barrack was excavated, in which prisoners were beaten to death. The Margit-Horváth-Foundation was founded. Margaret Horváth was one of the survivors of this camp. Her son gave his mothers so-called compensation money to the foundation, which now forms the symbolic core of the Foundation. History and review of the KZ-branch Walldorf are also the subject of the movie "The runway" by Malte Rauch, Eva and Bernard Voosen Türcke (2003).

Nominated by Norbert Nagel (talk) on 2012-01-27 23:28 (UTC)
Scope Nominated as the most valued set of images on Wikimedia Commons within the scope:
Nazi labour camp Walldorf - Airport Frankfurt‎
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question No assessment or comments or recommendations for change/improvement? This is my first VI nomination and I probably don't have the right feeling of what is expected. I'm open to all statements and would prefer a reasoned refusal compared to just no assessment. -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 18:18, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support I thought initially that there were too many images for this scope. But I do not see those that could be removed. Thank you for this difficult subject.--Archaeodontosaurus (talk) 06:50, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram-voting-question.svg Question You are right, Norbert Nagel, sorry. Difficult to assess, almost all the pictures are showing the same thing (Keller der Küchenbaracke). For instance, don't you think pictures ...05.jpg and ...05b.jpg are too similar and redundant ? One of them two could be removed IMO. Maybe more.--Jebulon (talk) 16:14, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thanks for the feedback. You're right. All photos show essentially the same motif, which doesn't make the set incomplete because the cellar of the kitchen barrack is all what is left from the whole camp, but indeed introduces some redundancy. I removed image 4 (strong(est) perspective distortion) and image 5 (redundancy with 5b) from the set. I think, the other panoramas should be kept because they all show the object from different positions (E, S, W, NW and NE) and in combination provide a good impression of the area. We can discuss further about the five detail images at the end of the set, if you like. -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 20:07, 2 February 2012 (UTC)
    • I think it is better. Maybe could you reverse your first and second pictures (from general view of the monument place, to particular view of the memorial stone itself). I think the introduction of directions is good and informative, and make the set less redundant. Thanks.--Jebulon (talk) 11:29, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
    • Done. -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 20:54, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support now. Very good and informative. This sad story is not well known, thanks for this "memorial". BTW, I've translated in french the caption of the memorial stone.--Jebulon (talk) 11:29, 4 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I am not going to challenge these, as they are indeed valuable and this isn't QI, but I do wonder if they would benefit from some post processing for colour. There is a definite yellow cast. I accept this may be a result of the surroundings but I doubt this is what the human eye saw on that day. Saffron Blaze (talk) 11:52, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Thanks for this point. Surprising, I did a manual white balance with a white chart a few minutes before taking the photos, but if I choose "automatic white balance" in Lightroom, the color temperature is lowered for all images of the series and the images look more natural/better. I will upload new versions - not too much work. -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 19:37, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment Done. If you see no difference, you need to update the browser cache. -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 21:21, 8 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support Big difference! I find them even more compelling now. Saffron Blaze (talk) 19:50, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
    • very nice improvements, indeed! I didn't notice this issue... Now Norbert Nagel, I think you have a lot of comments and assessments for your very valuable set ! ;) !--Jebulon (talk) 12:57, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
  • Indeed, thank you all for your contribution! -- Norbert Nagel (talk) 17:28, 10 February 2012 (UTC)
Result: 3 support, 0 oppose =>
promoted. -- MrPanyGoff 14:40, 3 March 2012 (UTC)