Rabbi Moshe Hegerman, of Olkusz, saying Kaddish for his slain community, just before his own execution. Poland, ca. 1941. One of the most powerful photos from the Shoa. Notice the faces of the young soldiers behind him. And who the F would take this photo!? Never again!!!
Warsaw Ghetto inhabitants hide in a bunker. The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising (April 19-May 16, 1943) was the twenty day battle initiated by the Jewish fighting forces in Warsaw when German troops entered the ghetto to begin the final round of deportations. Photo credit: Archiwum Akt Nowych
"Eastern Front, August 1941: A Soviet POW poses wearing his Star of David. Orders to all German troops stressed that Jewish POWs were to be separated from the rest and held until further instructions. In the opening phases of the invasion, there was still no clear-cut plan. Later, Jewish POWs met mostly the fate of all other Jewish deportees."
Lynching 1930. A mob of 10,000 whites took sledgehammers to the county jailhouse doors to get at these two young blacks accused of raping a white girl; the girl’s uncle saved the life of a third by proclaiming the man’s innocence. Although this was Marion, Ind., most of the nearly 5,000 lynchings documented between Reconstruction and the late 1960s were perpetrated in the South. (Hangings, beatings and mutilations were called the sentence of “Judge Lynch.”) Some lynching photos were made…
A mother hides her face in shame, c.1948, Chicago. Forced with eviction and penniless, the parents have literally put their children up for sale. This was not a joke…What’s interesting is that the accompanying article did not pass judgement and there are no calls for whisking the children away to protective services.
Bodies of the six Goebbels children, who were poisoned by their parents, Paul Joseph Goebbels, a German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Magda Goebbels. Their parents committed suicide after.