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"Romani people wait at the Bełżec concentration camp in Poland. Note that 8/2 is International Porrajmos Remembrance Day. The precise number of Romani people killed in the Porrajmos (Holocaust) is not well-documented, but is estimated to be at least 220k. At Auschwitz, the Romani were kept separate from other prisoners in the “Gypsy Family Camp”. On 8/2/1944, the Nazis “liquidated” at least 3k people. Elie Wiesel described the event in his book Night."

Three men who stood in the same line in Auschwitz have nearly consecutive numbers: From left, Menachem Shulovitz, 80, bears B14594; Anshel Udd Sharezky, 81, was B14595; and Jacob Zabetzky, 83, was B14597. “We were strangers standing in line in Auschwitz, we all survived different paths of hell, and we met in Israel,” Mr. Sharezky said. "We stand here together now after 65 years. Do you realize the magnitude of the miracle?”

A Tattoo to Remember

These children were liberated from Auschwitz. Asked what their names were they answered by lifting up their sleeves (as shown) to show the numbers that were tattooed on them.

blogenstien: national holocaust remembrance day

Joseph Menglele the "Angel of Death", reserved a special barracks for his twin subjects, as well as for dwarfs, cripples and other "exotic specimens." The barracks was nicknamed the Zoo, Mengele's holding pen. Several twins were castrated or sterilized. Many twins had limbs and organs removed in macabre surgical procedures that Mengele performed without using an anesthetic. Other twins were injected with infectious agents to see how long it would take for them to succumb to various diseases.

Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer

Starvation Experiments at University of Minnesota Five of the 36 participants in the University of Minnesota's starvation experiments lie and rest on blankets on the university's campus, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1945. The participants were all conscientious objectors during WWII and volunteered for the experiments as an alternative to military service.

LIFE - Classic Pictures From LIFE Magazine's Archives |

A corpse-pit at Nordhausen. Look hard at the condition of the corpses. These men, women and children were not taken from their homes and sent straight to death. They were worked, abused, and starved for days or weeks or months before death overtook them. To survive such a protracted hell seems impossible. Yet, some did survive. Alone, of their friends, their families, their communities, a few survived. Though, to daily remember living through Hell must be a Hell of its own.

The photo is one of a series showing women being stripped, harassed and chased by civilians as chaos led to rapes and killings after the Germans captured Lviv Ukraine from the Soviets. 1941

WWII | Iconic Photos

Irish doctor Robert Collis carrying child Holocaust survivor Zoltan Zinn-Collis, Bergen-Belsen 1945. After the war, Dr. Collis adopted 5 orphans from Belsen, including Zoltan and his sister.

THIS IS a famous, intensely evocative photo, taken in 1894, of Alexander Graham Bell, Annie Sullivan and Helen Keller (seated). Bell introduced Keller to her famous teacher.

Oregon, August 1939. "Unemployed lumber worker goes with his wife to the bean harvest. Note Social Security number tattooed on his arm." View full size | Buy fine-art print. (And now a bit of Shorpy scholarship/detective work. A public records search shows that 535-07-5248 belonged to one Thomas Cave, born July 1912, died in 1980 in Portland. Which would make him 27 years old when this picture was taken.)

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: 535-07-5248 and Wife

John Johnston, the real "Jeremiah Johnson." His native american wife was killed by the Crow people.He embarkd on a 12yr vendetta against the tribe. He would cut out the liver of each man he killed. This was an insult being the Crow believed by eating the liver of animals they killed they recieved its vitality.He was a sailor,union soldier in 1864 Colorado Calvery,Scout,hunter, guide, whiskey peddler.

Flower Women 1877: Victorian flower women selling bouquets at Covent Garden market. Original Publication: From 'Street Life In London' by John Thomson and Adolphe Smith - pub. 1877 (Photo by John Thomson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Victorian London 1888 gallery - Flower Women