December 12, 2012

Human lamps

A Nazi called Ilse Koch was prosecuted because of making lamp shields out of human skin of Jew prisoners in Buchenwald. Although this was never completely proofed, witnesses pronounced themselves for this barbaric shit. Even Billy Wilder was sent to document it, and he shot this picture: the lamp shield's fabric on the right is allegedly made up of human skin. You can read the whole story here.

These are artsy human lamps, going from funny to sexy...

Max Potega, Table Lamp

Anonymous, Human lamp (1937)

Goef Kern, Night at the Ritz (1995)

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