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Picture from Hiroshima, Japan before the newly invented atomic bomb was dropped on the city in 1945. Biddy Craft
A Japanese woman awaits treatment, her back scarred by the patten of the dress she was wearing when the world’s first atomic bomb used in warfare fell on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Since white colors repelled the bomb’s heat and dark colors absorbed it, fabric designs were burned into the skin.
12 year old Helena Rabbie lies in bed in a newly liberated barracks at Bergen-Beslen concentration camp. Of the 22,000 women and 18,000 men rescued from the camp, 15,000 were suffering from Typhus. 1844 died of disease and malnutrition soon after liberation. Helena died eleven days after this picture was taken. world-war-ii
Image: Five Australian former POWs catch up on news about the atomic bombings, after their release from Japanese captivity in Singapore, Sep 1945 #History
Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, 1945. Photo by Joe O’Donnell. This is O'Donnell's description of the older boy after the dead brother was placed on the pyre: "The boy stood there straight without moving, watching the flames. He was biting his lower lip so hard that it shone with blood. The flame burned low like the sun going down. The boy turned around and walked silently away.”
Different class on Titanic: The pictures show staterooms from Deck C and D, far less opulent than higher decks.