How come the word holocaust never seems to get used next to these types of pictures?
I don’t think people realize how fucked up this actually was. Nobody moved in these ships, they weren’t allowed to get up and stretch their legs. Bathroom breaks? There was no bathroom breaks they had to shit and pee where they laid. Which would leak to the person under them. The only time they would get to move is when they needed to splash them down. They would be so done at this point that they would just throw themselves overboard.
These conditions were sick, yet we’re supposed to forget.
oh my god, the second one. i’ve seen plenty of drawings and diagrams, but that one just…
i remember in the seventh grade we all got to choose a passage from any book, and i chose Roots, and i chose a passage that depicted these very scenes. and i got to the part where haley explains that everyone just essentially has to defecate on each other, and this kid busted out laughing. and i just… had no words, just anger. but at least the teacher chewed him out. because its not funny. not at all.
These images make me so sad. Could you even imagine how that would be? How scared they were? Chained there like cargo for some unknown period of time. Dying like that? Not knowing where your loved ones were? This is horrific.