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Cristóbal Balenciaga for House of Eisa, 1949

woven pocket, 1940s dress

Suit Elsa Schiaparelli, 1940 The Goldstein Museum of Design

Model wearing white clipped velvet turban with red velvet rose,1941.

Fashion by Traina-Norell, cover of US Vogue, Sept. 1, 1944

The 1947 ad is for the fabric, Bur-Mil (Burlington Mills) rayon faille crepe

1945 Jo Copeland dress suit

Dorian and Lisa, photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper's Bazaar, Feb. 1945

History of Art: History of Photography. 1949, Louise Dahl-Wolfe.

1940s silk suit, DCV archives

"Britain and France at War with Germany" --World War II

WAAC. THIS IS MY WAR TOO, 1941 – 1945. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 44: Records of the Office of Government Reports, 1932 - 1947 [electronic resource]

SOLDIERS WITHOUT GUNS, 1941 – 1945. US National Archives & Records Administration, Item from Record Group 44: Records of the Office of Government Reports, 1932 - 1947 [electronic resource]

1941 cover of the underground Yiddish newspaper, Jugend Shtimme (Voice of the Youth), which was distributed in the Warsaw Ghetto. The Yiddish caption reads " Fascism must be smashed!"

Inmates, Buchenwald Concentration Camp.

A Jewish woman running screaming through a Lvov street during the pogroms of early July 1941.Ukrainian youths, one holding a stick, are chasing her.On June 30, 1941, Lvov was conquered by the Germans. Pogroms against the Jews began that day, carried out by Ukranian civilians and the German Einsatzgruppe C. The Ukrainians were incited by rumors that the Jews had participated in the murders of Ukrainian political prisoners in the Soviet regime's. In few days, some 4,000 Jews were killed.

WWII poster recruiting nurses.

Londoners shelter from air raids in an underground station during World War II, 1940. (Photo by M. McNeill/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Free Genealogy Tools: World War II (WWII) Enlistment Records

WWII Photo, #WWII,


The naked corpse of Helga Goebbels (1932 - 1945), oldest child of German Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, lies on a blanket in a field after Russian troops moved her and her siblings' bodies from the beds in the bunker where their parents poisoned them, Berlin, May 1945. The Russians buried the bodies but disinterred them 15 years later, burned them, and scattered the ashes in a river.

A rare picture of the actual process of burning bodies at Auschwitz/Birkenau. Taken clandestinely, and at great risk, by a member of the Sonderkommando (special detail, or special command), it shows other Sonderkommando burning the bodies of gassed inmates. Often, they burned the bodies of friends and family. Given preferential treatment during their work, they usually lasted less than a month, being gassed to prevent their giving witness to the atrocities committed at the camp.

The German army hangs three suspected partisans during the initial phase of the invasion of the USSR. On the right, two officers confer casually. Hanging people is part of the routine. Contrary to claims to the contrary, the regular German army committed atrocities and massacres on equal footing with the SS and other killing German detachments.