"The Nazi Horses" by Hunter Madsen

"The Nazi Horses"


Schloss & Gut Liebenberg, a centuries-old estate in Brandenburg country north of Berlin, had been a popular getaway for the Kaiser and, during World War II, for some in the Nazi leadership as well.  Now the estate - as everywhere else, it seems, where the fascists once came and went - seems haunted by only the ghosts of the infamous regime.  I found myself standing in Liebenberg's ancient farm yard, contemplating its draft horses in their winter coats, and reflexively contextualizing them in this blockheaded fashion, as somehow having descended from a line "Nazi horses." The eternal stigma of having brushed pure evil.

TITLE - "The Nazi Horses"
WHERE - Liebenburg Estate, Liebenburg, Germany (2015)