15 Oct 1945, Berlin, Germany --- German Woman Knitting Among Ruins,Berlin 1945
Children play with the shell of a bomb. Berlin, WWII. (Bundesarchiv)~♛
Wilhelm Hosenfeld (2 May 1895 – 13 August 1952), was a German Army officer who rose to the rank of Hauptmann by the end of the war. He helped to hide or rescue several Poles, including Jews, in Nazi-occupied Poland, and is perhaps most remembered for helping Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman to survive, hidden, in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944. He died in Soviet captivity on 13 August 1952, from injury possibly sustained during torture.
US Army medics treat and give comfort to an injured French girl, June 1944. The child was most likely caught in the crossfire of the Allies’ invasion.
Entusiasmo en la celebración del final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.