Date: 1939 Locale: Poland Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Shulamith Garbasz-Zimet Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum A young Jewish girl poses by a garden fence. Pictured is Chaja Garbasz, who later perished in the Holocaust.

Children gaze outward, just prior to their execution. At least one million children died in the Holocaust, most of them in the gas chambers. As the Germans swept into Soviet territory, they sometimes turned the task of killing Jewish children over to their Ukrainian allies. (Photo: Central State Archive of Film, Photo and Phonographic Documents / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archive.)

German officers examine Polish children to determine whether they qualify as "Aryan." Poland, wartime. — US Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Army. Then - Now - Forever. U.S. Army issued poster from 1940.

Michow, Poland, The daughter of Chaim Fledenhadler. She perished in the Holocaust.

One of the most famous photos taken during the Holocaust shows Jewish families arrested by Nazis during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland, and sent to be gassed at Treblinka extermination camp. This picture and over 50 others were taken by the Nazis to chronicle the successful destruction of the Ghetto.

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Soon after liberation, surviving children of the Auschwitz camp walk out of the children's barracks. Poland, after January 27, 1945. — US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Portion of photo mural depicting Jewish Auschwitz survivors from Salonika showing their tattooed arms on the third floor of the permanent exhibition at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

This WWII poster for the Recruiting Publicity Bureau of the United States Army was illustrated by artist Bradshaw Crandell, c. 1943. "Are you a girl with star-spangled heart? Join the WAC now! Thousands of Army jobs need filling! Women's Army Corp. United States Army."

"Auschwitz-Birkenau, then and now" (via BBC) The juxtaposition of images is chilling

Lviv pogroms, petlura days 27-29

Jewish women and girls await execution at a mass grave in Skede, Latvia. Made to strip down to underclothes as they waited, the women were told to approach the lip of the grave in groups of ten. They were there forced to strip naked, before being shot. Many did not die from the gunshot, but bled to death, or were smothered by the weight of bodies that fell on top of them. In groups of ten, 2,800 human beings were killed between December 15 and 17, 1941.

October 1944: Oskar Schindler, a German officer, saves 1200 Jews by moving them from Plaszow labor camp to his factory in Sudetenland. Photograph shows Schindler (second from right) with a few of the Jewish workers he saved. Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum


Irena Sendler was a Polish Catholic social worker. During World War II, she was a member of the Polish Underground and the Żegota Polish anti-Holocaust resistance in Warsaw. She helped save 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto by providing them with false documents and sheltering them in individual and group children’s homes outside the ghetto. Despite being tortured and imprisoned, she continued to do all she could to help Jewish children in Warsaw. She survived and lived to old age...

Sir Nicholas Winton organized the Kindertransport, an operation in 1939 that transported European Jewish children to safety in Britain.

Jewish youths rescued from Auschwitz show their tattoos on board the refugee immigration ship Mataroa at Haifa port, in what would later become the State of Israel, on July 15, 1945.

Jewish prisoners at the moment of their liberation from a death train near the Elbe. Photograph by Major Clarence L. Benjamin. Germany, April 1945.

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