A B-25 bomber crashes into the Empire State Building on the morning of July 28, 1945. New York Times photographer Ernie Sisto had two of his friends hold his belt while he dangled off the side of the building to snap this photo.
Iron shoes are pictured on the bank of the Danube on January 27, 2012, marking the Holocaust in Hungary. Hundreds of Hungarian Jews had to leave their shoes on the bank before they were shot into the river by Hungarian militiamen during WWII. The UN declared in 2005 the Holocaust Memorial Day on Janurary 27 to commemorate the 6 million Jews and other victims murdered by the Nazis.
Jozef and Wiktoria Ulma, a Polish husband and wife, living in Markowa during the Nazi German occupation in World War II, were the Righteous who attempted to rescue Polish Jewish families by hiding them in their own home during the Holocaust. They and their six children (Wiktoria was also 9 month pregnant at the time) were summarily executed for doing so, along with the Jews they were hiding. Jozef was skilled photographer, he left many photographs of his family, some of them survived the war.
Mickey Mouse gas mask: On January 7th, 1942, one month after Pearl Harbor, T.W. Smith, Jr., the owner of the Sun Rubber Company, and his designer, Dietrich Rempel, with Walt Disney’s approval introduced a protective mask for children. This design of the Mickey Mouse Gas Mask for children was presented to Major General William N. Porter, Chief of the Chemical Warfare Service. After approval of the CWS, Sun Rubber Products Company produced sample masks for review. Other comic book character des...