A corpse-pit at Nordhausen. Look hard at the condition of the corpses. These men, women and children were not taken from their homes and sent straight to death. They were worked, abused, and starved for days or weeks or months before death overtook them. To survive such a protracted hell seems impossible. Yet, some did survive. Alone, of their friends, their families, their communities, a few survived. Though, to daily remember living through Hell must be a Hell of its own.
Hiroshima, 1946. 70, 000 people died instantly from the super intense heat generated by the bomb. It was decided to make the bomb explode 500ft above the city for maximum blast effect. Had it exploded upon impact with the earth, the earth would have absorbed most of the impact.