The picture was taken by the Allies. This is Auschwitz II-Birkenau in summer of 1944. On the left the smoke is clearly visible. It comes from burning pits next to crematory V, where Germans burned bodies of murdered Jews. (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives)
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Auschwitz... Allies photo 1944... please pay attention at the "Smoke" on the left... WHY?!
The Monuments Men- I'm so excited for this movie! The book is a great read for anyone who loves history.
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The Real Monuments Men!
The “Monuments Men," were a group of men and women from thirteen nations, most of whom volunteered for service in the newly created MFAA section during World War II. Many had expertise as museum directors, curators, art historians, artists, architects, and educators. Their job description was simple: to protect cultural treasures so far as war allowed.
Louvre Museum. The Grande Galerie abandoned during World War II.
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France: The Louvre Museum Grande Galerie. Abandoned during World War II.
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the louvre being evacuated before german invasion in 1939. #paris #art #history
Louvre Museum. The Grande Galerie abandoned during World War II - The Monuments Men by Robert Edsel. Just saw the film - I thought it was wonderfully told. One of the most interesting stories about WWII I've seen.
The Return of the Mona Lisa to the Louvre after the war, Paris, 1945
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The unveiling of the Mona Lisa after it was returned to the Louvre from a safehouse in the French countryside after World War II. #ToHellAndBack #MariaRosaAuthor #WorldWarII #WWII #WW2 #history #MonaLisa #Louvre #France #Paris
Da Vinci's Mona Lisa is returned to the Louvre after WWII. 20 Rare Historical Photos (history, rare, photos, war, past) - ODDEE
On Dec. 23, 1983, Pope John Paul II visited Mehmet Ali Agca, in a prison in Rome. The pope forgave the man who attempted to kill him in 1981.
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Fascinating Meetings in Modern History Pope John Paul II & Mehmet Ali Ağca In 1981 Mehmet Ali Ağca from Turkey and a known member of the Turkish ultra-nationalist Grey Wolves organization shot and wounded Pope John Paul II. After the assassination attempt the Pope asked people to “pray for my brother (Ağca) whom I have sincerely forgiven.” In 1983, the Pope and Ağca met and spoke privately at a prison in Rome Italy where he was being held. Ağca eventually developed a friendship with the pont
Pope John Paul II visiting the man who tried to kill him... This is true grace in my opinion that he would forgive him and love him enough to talk with him. Imagine how busy the Pope was and yet he took time for this man
Blessed John Paul II hearing the confession of the man who shot him. His encounter with the Holy Father brought about his conversion from Islam to the Catholic faith.
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Mother Theresa and Pope John Paul II.
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Two people who made so much difference in the world: Blessed Mother Teresa and Blessed Pope John Paul II
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Blessed Mother Theresa and Blessed Pope John Paul II, pray for us! - such beautiful examples of how to love & live
President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II
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Ronald and Pope John Pall II 2 of my favorite people
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Jim Henson with the Doozers (Fraggle Rock)
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Sept. 15: On #ThisDayInHistory 1954, the famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown up by the blast from a subway vent, is shot during the filming of The Seven Year Itch. The scene infuriated her husband, Joe DiMaggio, who felt it was exhibitionist, and the couple divorced shortly afterward.
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Fee Perez inspects .30 caliber bullets rifle and machine gun bullets at Remington Arms Company's Bridgeport, CT alongside a photo of her husband who was serving oversees during WWII.
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Fee Perez inspects .30 caliber rifle and machine gun bullets at Remington Arms Company's Bridgeport, Connecticut plant alongside a photo of her husband who was serving overseas during WWII.
Beauty Queen: Helen Mirren as Cleopatra, 1965