Miep Gies, the woman who hid Ann Frank and her family for 2 years.

Miep Gies, one of the Dutch citizens who hid Anne Frank, her family and several family friends in an attic annex above Annes fathers place of business from the Nazis during World War II. I am not a hero. I just did what any decent person would have done.

A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale. Chicago, 1948.

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So. Sad ~ A penniless mother hides her face in shame after putting her children up for sale. Chicago, My husband's late mother actually had this happen in the depression. She and her brother ended up in an orphanage. It is so sad!

On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them.

National Geographic / On 2 July most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers a

Monument to murdered children of Lidice. Their survived mothers didn't want that faces of statues resembled their children, so the sculptor made their features quite generalized.

Monument to murdered children of Lidice. June Lidice, a village in Czechoslovakia, ceased to exist due to invasion by German Forces (Holocaust History)

Four female members of the Ovici family, a family of Jewish entertainers known as the Lilliput Troupe, who survived Auschwitz.

four female members of the Ovici family, Jewish dwarf entertainers known as the Lilliput Troupe who survived Auschwitz

Simon Kornfeld murdered in the gas chamber in Auschwitz on August 30, 1942 with his mother and two older sisters. Simon was murdered 5 months before he reached his 3rd year.

Simon Kornfeld murdered in the gas chamber in Auschwitz on August 1942 with his mother and two older sisters. Simon was murdered 5 months before he reached his year.

Wobbelin Concentration Camp, recently captured by troops of the 82nd Airborne Division. Many prisoners were found nearly starved to death. Here former prisoners are being taken to a hospital for medical attention. Germany

Inmates of the Wobbelin concentration camp, liberated by the US Airborne Division on April


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History In Pictures ‏ Unwanted babies for sale in Italy. Probably from unwed mothers, poverty-stricken families, or prostitutes. ------ so apparently you didn't need the black market if you wanted to sell a baby in Italy

I thought this was quirky and cute…then I read the caption.  For real?!  .  Via weirdvintage:    Sending a child through the post, 1900  “After parcel post service was introduced, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.”  - Smithsonian

1913 - After parcel post service was introduced in at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a

This is maybe one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen. The numbers on the arms are from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. The numbers replaced their names while at the camps and they were tattooed on so that they could be easily tracked by the Germans. This is why we study history. So this never happens again.

Tattooed arms from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. The numbers replaced their names while at the camps. They were tattooed on so that they could be easily tracked by the Germans. This is why we study history. So this never happens again.

It's About Time: A Few Portraits of Extreme Poverty - 1930s Children of The Great Depression

Child workers before Child Labor Laws )): Young Oyster Shuckers, Port Royal, South Carolina

Soldado alemán del Este ayuda a un niño a cruzar el nuevo muro de Berlín para reunirse con su familia. 1961

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An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

Pre-WWII, the young nurse was assigned to one of the most infamous places – the Warsaw Ghetto. #history

The Nurse Who Saved Children From Nazis By Hiding Them In Coffins, WWII

Irena Sendler got permission to work in a Warsaw Ghetto as a plumber. She courageously smuggled babies in her tool box and carried larger children in a sack. She trained her dog to bark when Nazis were near. She saved 2500 children.

This is such a powerful photo. It was taken in April, 1945 by Major Clarence Benjamin and shows a train of Jewish prisoners that had been intercepted by Allied Forces. This is the moment they learned that the train would not be heading to a Concentration Camp and they had been liberated.

The Moment of Liberation, 1945 [[MORE]] This is such a powerful photo. It was taken in April, 1945 by Major Clarence Benjamin and shows a train of Jewish prisoners that had been intercepted by Allied Forces. This is the moment they learned that the.

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." ― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

A small white boy touches the riot shield of a black state trooper at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Atlanta, Georgia, 1992 Hard to believe this was taken Raising children in hate.

She remind me of Ophelia floating in her watery grave.

Art Nouveau Statue, 'Love In A Rose', Viena, Austria. Photo by onkel_wart (Thomas Lieser) on September 20008 via Flkr

Shoes on the Danube Promenade - A row of 60 pairs of bronze shoes that look suddenly abandoned. The memorial was created by sculptor Gyula Pauer.  It honors the Jews who were killed by the fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II as Allied forces approached the city.     They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water so that their bodies fell into the river and were carried away. It represents their shoes left behind on the bank

“Holocaust Memorial on the Danube, Budapest, Hungary”. The shoes on the Danube promenade honors the jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during World War II. They were.

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