Macabre Notes on Beauty

This piece isn’t light reading, but I thought it said something about beauty that was truly stunning.

It was shortly after the British Red Cross arrived, though it may have no connection, that a very large quantity of lipstick arrived. This was not at all what we men wanted, we were screaming for hundreds and thousands of other things and I don’t know who asked for lipstick.

2 Replies to “Macabre Notes on Beauty”

  1. Wow.

    I’d say it’s not so much about beauty as about identity. Didn’t the SS start by shaving the heads of those arriving at concentration camps? It’s like… robbing them of their identity was part of the plan. One little prop to reclaim their identity as women, and thus as humans…


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