Madrid, July 1936
December 13, 2012, 12:00pm / 35
Public humiliation was often the go-to weapon of the Nazi Party to persuade the public to follow their ideals. This woman here was shamed and punished publicily for having a relationship with someone the State considered untermensch, or subhuman—most likely Jewish.
After this photograph was taken, the officials most likely shaved her head and stripped her to her undergarments. Coincidentally, the resistance factions of the French and Dutch would take this very far-Right punishment and use it on their own countrymen who had either collaborated with their German occupiers or slept with them.
May 25, 2012, 5:01pm / 74