Photograph of a (Yiddish) note, written in pencil, found in the clothes of a female corpse, during an exhumation carried out in October 1944, at the mass murder site of Jews near the village of Antanase, near the town of Obeliai, Rokiskis District, Lithuania. It reads: “My dearest, Before I die, I am writing a few words, We are about to die, five thousand innocent people, They are cruelly shooting us, Kisses to you all, Mira…”
"With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations." - Abraham Lincoln
Elizabeth Packard was locked up in a state insane asylum in Illinois from 1860 - 1863 for disagreeing with her husband over religion, child rearing, family finances, and the issue of slavery. jury declared her falsely imprisoned, and she was released in 1863. In a series of publications and public speeches, she campaigned for changes to laws and conditions in asylums.