Three different photographs of Peter, a slave from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ca. 1863. The scars are a result of a whipping by his overseer Artayou Carrier, who was subsequently fired by the master. It took two months to recover from the beating. These photographs were widely distributed in the North during the war. Also called "Gordon", Peter later enlisted in the Union Army.

Olive Oatman was 13 when she traveled with her family to California by wagon. Attacked by Indians who killed all of the family but Olive, her Sister (who later died of starvation) and her Brother (who escaped). Sold to the Mojave tribe as a slave, she was tattooed and taken in as "one of their own". She was rescued 5 yrs later. She married John Fairchild in 1860, moved to Sherman TX where she died in 1903 and was buried in West Hill Cemetery on Lamar St. in Sherman.

civil war violin used as war diary by Civil War soldier Solomon Conn 1863

Robert E. Lee, Confederate General Taken in 1863 by Julian Vannerson

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

Flora Stewart, Former Slave, aged 117, c. 1867

Print Collection - Civil War Brothers in Arms

The Civil War, Part 2: The People - In Focus - The Atlantic

Civil War Soldier.

Image from the "Rape of Nanking" in 1937. The Japanese army killed thousands of Chinese civilians. Human wars based on racial and economic superiority.

This combination of three photographs shows the reaction of a 16-year old German soldier after he was captured by U.S. forces, at an unknown location in Germany, in 1945. (AP Photo)

Woman with her slave. The child is beautiful and her face is very expressive. 1850

nazi executions

Slaves, Plantation of James Joyner Smith, Beaufort, South Carolina, 1862 taken by Timothy O'Sullivan in 1862, shows perhaps the largest group of enslaved African Americans ever to be photographed at one time. O'Sullivan was a pre-eminent Civil War photographer who visited this region of the South from about November 1861 to March 1862.

Photograph of room of shoes of murdered Jewish children at Majdanek, the Nazi concentration camp and extermination camp near Lublin, Poland.

After the Civil War, some former slaves/daughters of former slaves went to a "training school to become wives and mothers." Baton Rouge. LA. 1888.

The immediate reaction of German POWs upon being forced by the US Army to watch to the uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps.

1860 Slaves on a S.C. Plantation

Confederate Veteran ... a number of blacks served in the Confederate Army as soldiers. Historians and students of history agree that blacks served by the thousands in the Confederate Army, but they will dispute, however, that these blacks served as soldiers, and will dismiss their service as that of servants attached to the Army. Not so however.

A war crimes investigation photo of the disfigured leg of a survivor from Ravensbrueck, Polish political prisoner Helena Hegier (Rafalska), who was subjected to medical experiments in 1942. This photograph was entered as evidence for the prosecution at the Medical Trial in Nuremberg. The disfiguring scars resulted from incisions made by medical personnel that were purposely infected with bacteria, dirt, and slivers of glass.

Never leave a man behind.