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Paul Leo Seidel, of Munich, former inmate of the Auschwitz Extermination Camp, displays a model of the ‘Boger Swing.' It was a torture method devised by Wilhlem Boger, one of the defendants at the Frankfurt Auschwitz Trials held from December 20, 1963 to August 19, 1965. 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 ‘swing’ by Boger using truncheon or whip. Rights Managed, Stock Photo Corbis

This is Sigmund Sobolewski. He was the 88th prisoner to enter into Auschwitz. Born to a Catholic family in Poland, Sobolewski was an officer in the Polish Army when Germany invaded the country. He would survive the initial invasion only to be arrested for his father’s anti-Nazi activities. Only 17 years old when he arrived at Auschwitz on the very first transport to the fledgling camp in June of 1940, he would spend the next four and a half years there, until the camp’s liberation in January…

An SS doctor examines a group of kidnapped Polish children judged to be "racially valuable" and ready for adoption by German parents. Süddeutscher Verlag, Bilderdienst, Munich

This photo, one of the most widely distributed after the war, shows a German soldier shooting a Ukrainian Jew during a mass execution in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, sometime between 1941 and 1943. This image is titled "The last Jew in Vinnitsa", the text that was written on the back of the photograph, which was found in a photo album belonging to a German soldier. The German is no more than 20 years old. The youth in the black uniform in the background is no more than 16.

Witold Pilecki (1901-1948), During World War II he volunteered to be imprisoned at Auschwitz in order to gather intelligence and escape. While in the camp, Pilecki organized a resistance movement and as early as 1941, informed the Western Allies of Nazi Germany's Auschwitz atrocities. He escaped in 1943 and took part in the Warsaw Uprising. He remained loyal to the Polish government-in-exile and was executed in 1948 by the Stalinist secret police on charges of working for "foreign…

A member of the Resistance, having fallen into the hands of the Gestapo, suffers the horrors of the torture chamber.

Over ninety years ago during World War I, British and German soldiers put down their weapons, walked out into the desolation of No-Man’s Land and shook hands. This was the Christmas cease fire of 1914. In a moment unique to the First World War, troops were given a moment of respite from the horrors of the war when soldiers exchanged gifts, looked at each others’ family photographs and played friendly games of football with the enemy.

These children were liberated from Auschwitz. Asked what their names were they answered by lifting up their sleeves (as shown) to show the numbers that were tattooed on them.

Three school bullies 'doused terrified teen in flammable liquid, set him on fire and left him to burn alive in horror attack'

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Holocaust Auschwitz Concentration Camp Medical Experiments

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