40% done with The Painted Bird

No eye contact. Don’t speak.

“Was such a destitute cruel world worth ruling?”

“… In that place bones were the most valuable item” The dead are more valuable than the living. Which makes a morbid sense when we get to the train track scenes with the Jews – “Disembodied human arms waving tirelessly from the windows” – whose only purpose is the be killed by the Germans.

Everything and everyone is insane.