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Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The original German caption reads: “Forcibly pulled out of dug-outs.” One of the most famous pictures of World War II. From Wikimedia Commons. Public domain. Photo credit: Jürgen Stroop Report to Heinrich Himmler from May 1943
Nazi concentration camp guards of Auschwitz on a retreat not far from the camp at all. They are well aware of the horrors they are allowing to happen, and even causing, and look genuinely happy. Photo credit: Philadelphia University, “Psychological Aspects Behind the Causes of the Holocaust.”
Members of the Nazi occupation authorities gather outside a wall dividing the ghetto from the rest of Warsaw. Joseph Goebbels called the ghettos “death boxes.” Photo credit: Meczenstwo Walka, Zaglada Zydów Polsce 1939-1945. Poland. No. 78.
SS troops guard members of the Jewish resistance captured during the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The original German caption reads: “These bandits offered armed resistance.” Photo credit: Polish National Archives.
Jewish women and children who have already surrendered their belongings form a small group as others in the background are ordered to discard their outer clothing and their possessions prior to execution. Photograph was taken October 16, 1941 in Lubny, the Ukraine. Photo credit: Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives.
Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, pose in concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. Ebensee was a sub-camp of the main camp “Mauthausen” near the town of the same name. The camp was reputedly used for “scientific” experiments. It was liberated by the 80th Division of the U.S. Army. Photo credit: National Archives and Records Administration.
Jewish children, kept alive in the Auschwitz II (Birkenau) concentration camp, pose in concentration camp uniforms between two rows of barbed wire fencing after liberation. Still from a postwar Soviet film. Photo credit: Polish Central State Archive of Film, Photo and Phonographic Documents.
A warehouse filled with containers of Zyklon B (poison gas pellets) at the Majdanek death camp. Photo credit: Main Commission for the Investigation of Nazi War Crimes, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives.
A German girl is overcome as she walks past the exhumed bodies of some of the 800 slave workers murdered by the SS guards near Namering, Germany, and laid here so that townspeople may view the work of their Nazi leaders. Photo Credit: National Archives and Records Administration, item 111-SC-264895. Cpl. Edward Belfer, photographer, May 17, 1945.
The famous, almost biblical, picture of the German soldier shooting a woman and child. This photograph was sent home through the mail by a German to friends or family. He was clearly proud of his actions. On the back was written “Ukraine 1942, Jewish Aktion, Ivangorod.” Photo credit: MarkHumphrys.com.
View of the entrance to the main camp of Auschwitz (Auschwitz I). The gate bears the motto “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work makes one free). Photo credit: Glowna Komisja Badania Zbrodni Przeciwko Narodowi Polskiemu, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives.
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