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❦ Tyniec Sacramentarium, Ottonian illuminated manuscript written in ca. 1060-1070, probably near Cologne

Old Nubian Manuscript. The Old Nubian language is attested from the 8th century, and is thus the oldest recorded language of Africa outside of the Afro-Asiatic group. It was the language of the Noba nomads who occupied the Nile between the First and Third Cataracts and the Makorae nomads who occupied the land between the Third and Fourth Cataracts following the collapse of the Kingdom of Kush sometime in the 4th century CE.

Celtic Cross with Masonic symbol

Mirjam Waterman, born in 1916, and Menachem Pinkhof were active in the Dutch resistance, rescuing children. Mirjam’s assignment was to gather infants whose parents were marked for deportation or had already been deported to Westerbork, and to deliver them to the train station in Amsterdam.

Dachau, Germany, Portrait of an ex-prisoner after the liberation, 1945.

Russian militiamen with rifles and grenades, Moscow, Russia, 10 Oct 1941.

A tragically poignant photo of Budapest Jews being rounded up for deportation to death camps, Oct 1944.The SS soldier bellows orders to a terrified group of Jews to keep their hands up. Note the little girl in the right foreground. In the background there are Hungarians watching with apparent glee the fate of their Jewish co-citizens.An estimated 80,000 Budapest Jews were murdered by the Germans and their Hungarian collaborators in late 1944.

A Heinkel III bomber over the Thames, taken from another German bomber at 6.48pm on the 7th September 1940

Sailors using steam hoses to clear ice from anchor chains and winches on board HMS SCYLLA during a cold spell on patrol in the Atlantic, February 1943.

Anderson Shelter 1940. These bomb shelters were given free to needy people by the U.K.goverment in 1939.If you earned more than 5 Pounds a week you had to buy one for 7 Pounds. Soon after Sept. 1939 over 2 million families had these shelters in their gardens. | Etienne du Plessis on flickr

The brave and principled gentleman in this photograph. The real Claus von Stauffenberg who was behind the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was executed and deemed a traitor until later years when Germans build a memorial to him and the others behind the attempt to save the destruction of Germany from Hitler. They KNEW if their plan failed they would be executed.

Two German grenadiers find two little friends in a destroyed Russian village. For a brief moment, the horror of war retreats in the face of innocence and cuddly charm.

Churchill sits on one of the damaged chairs from Hitler's bunker in Berlin, 1945.

Gesia Glazer was a Jewish Freedom Fighter (they fought independently from the allied armies and made significant contributions to the struggle against the Nazis). Though she escaped the Germans by fleeing to USSR, in 1943 she parachuted back into Lithuania. She worked as a liaison between the partisan organization in the Kaunas (Kovno) ghetto and the command of the Lithuanian partisan movement. In 1944, when surrounded by German soldiers, rather than face capture, she leapt to her death.


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