Col. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, the man who carried the bomb inside Hitler's HQ on July 20, 1944 in an unsuccessful attempt to finish the dictator. Stauffenberg was arrested the same day and executed along with some of his co-conspirators in Berlin. In all, some 5,000 people were murdered by the Gestapo and the SS after the attempt. In this photo, the helmeted Stauffenberg poses for the camera on his horse at 17.Cavalry Regiment in Bamberg in 1926.

Col. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg, the man who carried the bomb inside Hitler's HQ on July 20, 1944 in an unsuccessful attempt to finish the dictator. Stauffenberg was arrested the same day and executed along with some of his co-conspirators in Berlin. In all, some 5,000 people were murdered by the Gestapo and the SS after the attempt. In this photo, the helmeted Stauffenberg poses for the camera on his horse at 17.Cavalry Regiment in Bamberg in 1926.

Sophie Scholl (May 9, 1921 - February 22, 1943), German resistance fighter convicted of high treason and executed by guillotine in Munich's Stadelheim Prison.

Sophie Scholl (May 9, 1921 - February 22, 1943), German resistance fighter convicted of high treason and executed by guillotine in Munich's Stadelheim Prison.

Seventeen year old Maria B. #Bruskin grimaces as the noose tightens around her neck, moments before her life ended. She and two others died by hanging in Minsk, Belorussia on Oct 29,1941, charged by the Germans as partisan accomplices.

Seventeen year old Maria B. #Bruskin grimaces as the noose tightens around her neck, moments before her life ended. She and two others died by hanging in Minsk, Belorussia on Oct 29,1941, charged by the Germans as partisan accomplices.

SS-Unterscharfuehrer Josef Riegler, 24, a former guard at Mauthausen, approaches the gallows at Landsberg prison.

SS-Unterscharfuehrer Josef Riegler, 24, a former guard at Mauthausen, approaches the gallows at Landsberg prison.

Seventeen year old Lepa Radic was publicly hanged from the branch of a tree, in Bosanska Krupa in Bosnia in January 1943, for shooting at German soldiers.

Seventeen year old Lepa Radic was publicly hanged from the branch of a tree, in Bosanska Krupa in Bosnia in January 1943, for shooting at German soldiers.

Female Guards in Nazi Concentration Camps. Right : Elisabeth Becker (the executioner just passed the noose around her neck),  left (standing) : Wanda Klaff

Female Guards in Nazi Concentration Camps. Right : Elisabeth Becker (the executioner just passed the noose around her neck), left (standing) : Wanda Klaff

Spies Being Executed - UWW115INP - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. ca. 1914.

Spies Being Executed - UWW115INP - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. ca. 1914.

After Ayatollah Khomeini seized power in Iran, the nation’s 4 million Sunni Muslim Kurds rejected his rules and his religious beliefs and demended independence. Khomeini sent in his Revolutionary Guards, who slaughtered thousands of Kurds using mock trials.    On August 27th, 1979, in Sanadaj, nine Kurdish rebels and two former police officers were tried and sentenced to death. Their execution by firing squad was documented in startling detail by the above photograph, published in Ettela’at,

After Ayatollah Khomeini seized power in Iran, the nation’s 4 million Sunni Muslim Kurds rejected his rules and his religious beliefs and demended independence. Khomeini sent in his Revolutionary Guards, who slaughtered thousands of Kurds using mock trials. On August 27th, 1979, in Sanadaj, nine Kurdish rebels and two former police officers were tried and sentenced to death. Their execution by firing squad was documented in startling detail by the above photograph, published in Ettela’at,

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