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The Eyes of War by Martin Roemers (24 images)

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2009: It is 70 years since the beginning of World War II. After the war was over, many thousands of people would never see again. Martin Roemers photographed and interviewed two dozen of those who lost their sight as a result of the conflict.

"'Bombs, bombs, bombs, on Rosie's head!' My mother said that I was singing that one hour before the Dortmund air-raid sirens went off."
Rosemarie Pinnau (born Germany, 1938)

"I remember a bright flash. Five...
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