Sunday, October 22, 2006
this scene at the end of the s-bahn 1 line seemed unreal to me... the terminal designation indicated by the clock-box post shows "wansee." this juxtaposition, pictured in 2002, is unthinkable. oranienburg was one of the earliest torture centers of the third reich, while wansee was the site of the infamous 1942 conference and protocol that delineated the "final solution of the jewish problem" (genocide of european jewry). the berlin S1 line is indicated, on their mass transit maps, and physically defined as oranienburg-wansee--the way new york's A line is with inwood-207 street/ozone park-lefferts boulevard.