"Each Christian girl had been nailed alive upon her cross, spikes through her feet and hands, only their hair blown by the wind, covered their bodies.” The Forgotten Armenian Genocide (in Turkey): Why It Matters Today
Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August 18th, 1944: Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment. During the middle ages, this mark of shame, denuding a woman of what was supposed to be her most seductive feature, was commonly a punishment for adultery. Shaving women's heads as a mark of retribution and humiliation was reintroduced in the 20th century and was widespread post WW2.
I am sorry for this, but I feel this picture is one of the most profound pictures I have ever seen of the holocaust. Women holding their children; waiting to be executed in the gas chambers. Did they know this was going to happen? What were their final thoughts?