Horror Story - U1417464 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. Paul Leo Seidel, of Munich, former inmate of the Auschwitz camp, displays a model of the so-called ‘Bocer Swing’ – A torture method devised by Wilhlem Bocer, one of the defendants at the Frankfurt trial. According to testimony of Auschwitz survivors, the prisoner’s hands were tied in back and their legs put through this loop. They were then made to ‘wing’ by Bocer using truncheon or whip. Stockings Photos, History Photos
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Stairs of Death in Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, via Flickr. Imagine climbing these stairs, carrying heavy stone, starving. And being killed if you fell or faltered. These stairs are difficult enough to navigate under the best circumstances, let alone under the conditions the prisoners faced.
A crowd of Lithuanians and German soldiers admire the handiwork of Lithuanian "Jew cleansers" outside the Lietukis garage in Kaunas, June 26, 1941. One of the spectators gets a drink of water in the background by using the hose that is being used to wash the blood of the victims from the pavement. Depravity and bestiality at their darkest selves.
Richard Baer Kommandant at Auschwitz (1944-1945) and Dora (1945.) Baer served in the SS Totenkopf Division in 1942. At least 1,000,000 persons died at Auschwitz; about 20,000 perished at Dora. He died while in detention at trial in Frankfurt, Germany on June 17, 1963, having avoided prosecution for many years due to a false identity of Karl Neumann.
The third commandant of Auschwitz-Birkenau was SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Richard Baer from 11 May 1944 until the end of the camps existence in January 1945. Auschwitz Concentration Camp Chain of Command The Historical Timeline www.HolocaustRese...
The words "Arbeit Macht Frei" are written on the gates when entering the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. The words are translated to mean "Work Brings Freedom". However, over 4 million Jews died here during the Holocaust, so this statement was a false hope.
U.S. Alice Roosevelt with her dog Leo - 1902. She smoked cigarettes in public, chewed gum, placed bets with bookies, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, and kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach, which she often wore wrapped around one arm and took to parties. Her father President Theodore Roosevelt once said of her “I can either run the country or I can attend to Alice, but I cannot possibly do both.”