American GIs examine a crematorium stuffed with several bodies at an unidentified location, 1945.

American GIs examine a crematorium stuffed with several bodies at an unidentified location, 1945.

Piles of personal belongings left after mass extermination. (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives)

Piles of personal belongings left after mass extermination. (Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Archives)

File:Warsaw ghetto - infant corpse Reminds me of the little child collapsed over itself, emaciated, while a vulture is lurking in the background.

File:Warsaw ghetto - infant corpse Reminds me of the little child collapsed over itself, emaciated, while a vulture is lurking in the background.

Andrée Geulen. Belgium.  The Belgian teacher who became the rescuer of hundreds of children ~  Link for her story of bravery.

Andrée Geulen. Belgium. The Belgian teacher who became the rescuer of hundreds of children ~ Link for her story of bravery.

Executed comrades: An under-the-radar SAS unit went on the hunt for allies killed in cold blood by the Gestapo in occupied France. Above, Nazi officers take aim at helpless prisoners

Nazi Hunters: How SAS tracked SS monsters who killed their comrades

Executed comrades: An under-the-radar SAS unit went on the hunt for allies killed in cold blood by the Gestapo in occupied France. Above, Nazi officers take aim at helpless prisoners

Melissa Stockwell is a retired US Army First Lieutenant.  she was the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War. She subsequently became the first Iraq veteran chosen for the Paralympics and competed in swimming.  She works as a prosthetist and has been on the board of directors of the Wounded Warrior Project since 2005.

Melissa Stockwell is a retired US Army First Lieutenant. she was the first female soldier to lose a limb in the Iraq War. She subsequently became the first Iraq veteran chosen for the Paralympics and competed in swimming. She works as a prosthetist and has been on the board of directors of the Wounded Warrior Project since 2005.

This WWI U.S. Army Air Service recruiting poster shows a service man cranking on airplane propeller. 'For Action Enlist in the Air Service.' Illustrated by Otho Cushing, c. 1917.

Enlist in the Air Service

This WWI U.S. Army Air Service recruiting poster shows a service man cranking on airplane propeller. 'For Action Enlist in the Air Service.' Illustrated by Otho Cushing, c. 1917.

rosa-parks-mugshot-december-1955

rosa-parks-mugshot-december-1955

John Borland "Jack" Thayer III (December 24, 1894 – September 20, 1945) was from Philadelphia. He was a first-class passenger on the RMS Titanic who provided several first-hand accounts of the disaster. He was 17 and saved himself by jumping from the Titanic.

John Borland "Jack" Thayer III (December 24, 1894 – September 20, 1945) was from Philadelphia. He was a first-class passenger on the RMS Titanic who provided several first-hand accounts of the disaster. He was 17 and saved himself by jumping from the Titanic.

Two World War II prisoners of war stare through a barbed wire fence at Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany in 1945.

Two World War II prisoners of war stare through a barbed wire fence at Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany in 1945.

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