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New Management by SimonLMoore New Management by SimonLMoore
1945, a Soviet NKVD operative guards the gates to the former Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp, immediately taken into Soviet service post war as NKVD special camp number 2.

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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew somebody who was taken to Sachsenhausen in late 1944 (He was a chemical worker and when Romania joined the Allies, on August 23, he was in Germany undergoing training at the AG Farben plant where they promptly arrested him under charges of "sabotage" ) and survived, only to be re-arrested by the Soviets after the camp's liberation and thrown back in a mere two month later due to his noted anti-communist views.
He said that conditions under the Russians were far worse, with severe overcrowding and far smaller rations. He eventually gained his freedom in 1950, only to be labelled as a "class enemy" back in Romania and lived his life under close scrutiny from the "Securitate" (Romanian Secret Police during communism) until the Revolution of 1989.

He died in 2004.
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
15 years of freedom...truly a sad story.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
And unfortunately he was just one out of thousands, maybe millions in similar situations.
Makes you really love the world we're living in, doesn't it?
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It stirs me to know that despite many people's points of view the world was not fine and dandy after fighting two huge world wars, supposedly for the sake of freedom.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The world isn't fine and dandy now either and there is no reason to believe it will ever be...
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Broken society but I don't believe in revolution, I can't think of a better, practicable system.
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wingsofwrath Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, the only viable solution I see is slow progress through education towards a more civilised population...(see Finland for example)

I don't think there will be any major breakthroughs during our lifetime though...
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MarkSYNTHESIS Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
A very poignant message, one that deserves being remembered. "Old boss, same as the new boss" is very often true (and not just limited to any one country either).
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SimonLMoore Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quite so, glad Dave and I managed to capture that message.
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MarkSYNTHESIS Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Glad I got the message right. Sometimes I miss the forest for the trees.
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