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    Facial composite of Mozart, circa 1777, created by the German Federal Criminal Police Office from four contemporary portait paintings.

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    Suffragette, Britain - c. 1900s

    Family of Slovak Jewess Lili Jacob (her aunt Tauba with her four children) awaiting for a selection at the ramp in Birkenau. During the selection all were send to gas chambers. The transport from the ghetto in Beregszasz in Hungary left on May 17, 1944 and arrived on May 27, 1945. (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives)

    American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.

    Dutch resistance soldier

    Felice Rahel Schragenheim was a Jewish resistance fighter during World War II. She is known for her tragic love story with Lilly Wust and death during a march from Gross-Rosen concentration camp to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany or, not later than, March 1945 in Bergen-Belsen.

    WW2 ¥ (1942) U.S.A. Centerville, California. This youngster is awaiting an evacuation bus. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be housed in War Relocation Authority centers for the duration. // Dorothea Lange, 9 May 1942

    Japanese Nurse dressed in Black 1905. Red Cross Nurses were a symbol of modernity and of Japan’s commitment to humanitarian ideals, during the Russo-Japanese War (8 February 1904 – 5 September 1905). Postcards reflected this by updating the age old tradition of Bijin-e (pictures of beautiful women). This postcard is from the “Thousand Contemporary Figures” series. S)

    A mushroom cloud rises over the desert

    “Vietnam Zippos”

    US - Navajo - Mother and baby

    Litzmannstadt ghetto in Poland (1941)

    Howard Carter opening the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in 1924

    Terezin... Children of the Holocaust


    Betrayed by the husband of the woman hiding her, she was murdered along with her little sister Leana in Auschwitz-Birkenau.

    1940s, Working class girl (WWII era woman)

    Barney Ford was born a slave in Virginia. At the age of twenty-fire, he escaped and began a successful career in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures.By 1860, he was living in Denver and became a prosperous tycoon in the hotel, restaurant, and barbershop businesses, earning the nickname the "Black Baron of Colorado." Throughout the Civil War, he gave financial assistance, food, and jobs to escaped and free African Americans.

    A Dead German Soldier trapped on Barbed wire at The Eastern Front during WW1.