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Teddy Roosevelt at Glacier Point, Yosemite, CA

Horrible and Sick! At Auschwitz, Mengele the "Angel of death" did a # of twin studies. After the experiment was over, these twins were usually murdered and their bodies dissected. He supervised an operation by which two Gypsy children were sewn together to create conjoined twins; the hands of the children became badly infected where the veins had been resected. Mengele was almost fanatical about drawing blood from twins, mostly identical twins. He is reported to have bled some to death this way

The Battle of Britain “We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets; we shall never surrender.” -Winston Churchill, St Paul's Cathedral in background, London Blitz

Real History in real pictures.....

On May 8, 1945, U.S. President Harry Truman announces that World War II had ended in Europe (known as V-E Day).

Nathan Safferstein, pictured receiving a bronze star from General Frank Leslie, served in military intelligence during the Manhattan Project and signed his name on the atomic bomb "Little Boy." He passed away on March 5, 2013 at the age of 92.

Judge Roy Bean...Law West of the Pecos, San Antonio and Langtry, Texas. Then went further west to set things straight. Very interesting man!

The Romanov children, 1901-1906: (t to b) The Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Marie and Anastasia with their baby brother, the Tsarevich Alexei, aboard the imperial yacht The Standart.

German soldiers entering a concentration area to be disarmed by soldiers of the 1st Canadian Corps, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 9 May 1945

Jackie Kennedy kisses the casket of her late husband, President John F. Kennedy while her daughter Caroline touches it in rotunda of U.S> Capitol, on November 24, 1963. (AP Photo)

Hooded Inmate. Eastern State Penitentiary was the world's first true "Penitentiary." In order to encourage penitence - or true regret - in the hearts of criminals, inmates would spend their entire sentence in solitary confinement. On the rare occasion when an inmate left his cell, a hood was placed over his head to ensure his identity would remain anonymous. Ideally, no inmate would ever see the face of another inmate.

Female prisoners in Ravensbruk. White chalk marks the ones selected for transport.

Anne on staying so positive through such a dark time. 'I’ve asked myself again and again whether it wouldn’t have been better if we hadn’t gone into hiding, if we were dead now and didn’t have to go through this misery, especially so that the others could be spared the burden. But we all shrink from this thought. We still love life, we haven’t yet forgotten the voice of nature, and we keep hoping, hoping for…everything.' - Anne Frank, age 11, 1941

Robert Todd Lincoln, c. 1865. Abraham and Mary’s first son, future Secretary of War, present at the assassination of two sitting presidents (though not his father’s.)