Raoul Kramer - Projectomschrijving

Raoul Kramer
Lost Track

In his photo book Lost Track (A search along the Burma-Thailand Railway 65 years later)  Raoul Kramer gives a contemporary view on the traces he found along the Burma-Thailand Railway. This 415 kilometre railway has been build, forced by the Japanese army during WOII, by some 178.000 Asian forced labourers and 61.811 prisoners of war of whom more than 99.000 people died.

In 2010, it is exactly 65 years ago that Japan surrendered and the hell, for the prisoners of war and Asian forced labourers, of the Burma-Thailand Railway came to an end. Reason for Raoul Kramer to step in the war time footsteps of his grandfather. To make the railway visible again, he photographed  the traces in the landscape of Burma and Thailand.

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