Sunday, January 18, 2009

When words fail

One of the largest newspapers in Denmark, Politiken, printed this drawing by Per Marquard Otzen the other day as a comment on the war i Gaza:



This iconic photograph clearly provided the inspiration. Warsaw, 1943. Jews are being marched from the ghetto and directly to the gas chambers in Auswitch:


I don't know about you, but I lack the words to describe my feelings towards this comparison. I suppose I could find an expression or two, but as I try to keep an urbane tone on this blog I'll restrain myself.

Now if you will excuse me, I feel the urge to go and throw up.