Good vs bad?

This picture by Magnum founder Robert Capa is probably the one item in Moderna Museet in Stockholm that got to me the most.

Robert Capa ‘Chartres, August 18, 1944'

(c) Robert Capa ‘Chartres, August 18, 1944'

Just after the Allies had liberated the town, a French woman who had had a baby by a German soldier was punished by having her head shaved. Here she is seen being marched home. What got me most is that many people around the lady are smiling, enjoying her humiliaition. Who kows this woman just happened to fall in love with a German guy (not because, but despite the fact that he was)? Whatever the story was, this shows that the ‘good’ can be just as bad too.


1 thought on “Good vs bad?

  1. She wasn’t patriotic enough to hate the state and the men who took her country by violence from them, maybe she felt in love, but to a nazi, a man who supported a crazy ideology which wanted to destroy many eastcountries in order to create “Lebensraum”. Should we allow that?

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