World War ll
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It is hard to look at photo after photo, but we must! A pile of bodies left to rot in the Bergen-Belsen camp, in Bergen, Germany, found after the camp was liberated by British forces on April 20, 1945. Some 60,000 civilians, most suffering from typhus, typhoid and dysentery, were dying by the hundreds daily, despite the frantic efforts by medical services rushed to the camp.
"Adolf Hitler visits the city of Eshelbronn after an allied bombing raid in 1944. This is a rare image of the Führer reaching out to see with his own eyes the suffering of the German people. As a matter of routine, Hitler did not take to the streets of bombed cities -- not even Berlin's."
"Mira Binford, at age 3,with her mother Dora wearing Jewish armband. Thousands of Jewish children lived in Bedzin, Poland before the Nazi invasion. Only about a dozen survived. Binford's film, Diamonds in the Snow, shows the stories of three very young children, including the filmmaker, who were saved from the Nazis by Polish strangers."
Anne Armstrong McClellan, pilot trainee in Women's Flying Training Detachment, sporting an official dress uniform of white blouse, tan slacks and overseas cap & a Fifinella mascot pin designed for the girl pilots by Walt Disney, at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, TX, July 1943 (Peter Stackpole).