"Jail Cell 1 - Interior Door Handle" by Hunter Madsen

"Jail Cell 1 - Interior Door Handle"

 
TITLE -
"Jail Cell 1 - Interior Door Handle"
WHERE - Jailhouse, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Museum, Oranienburg, Germany (2015)

Since jail door access was controlled entirely by locks on the outside, this handle affixed to the inside of a cell door must have provided a terrifying focal point for the prisoner, a sadistic, ever-taunting reminder of the dire urgency and absolute impossibility of getting away from what was to come.