Shallow trench in the garden of the Reich Chancellery where the bodies of Hitler and Eva Braun were burned after their suicides Shallow Trench, The Body, Eva Braun, Life Correspond, Hitler Bunker, Correspond Percy, Reich Chancelleri, Fall Photos, Percy Knauth
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Three American soldiers lie half-buried in the sand at Buna Beach on New Guinea. This photo was taken in February 1943, but not published until September, when it became the first image of dead American troops to appear in LIFE during World War II. George Strock's photo was finally OK'd by government censors, in part because FDR feared the public was growing complacent about the war's horrific toll.
A rare picture of the actual process of burning bodies at Auschwitz/Birkenau. Taken clandestinely, and at great risk, by a member of the Sonderkommando (special detail, or special command), it shows other Sonderkommando burning the bodies of gassed inmates. Often, they burned the bodies of friends and family. Given preferential treatment during their work, they usually lasted less than a month, being gassed to prevent their giving witness to the atrocities committed at the camp.
Victorian mummy - "Incredibly, they would often keep the body of an infant and, once it was mummified, they would dress the baby's body and keep it as a memento. It was the equivalent of the modern day taxidermy of a treasured pet."
Belle Gunness ..In the early morning of April 28, 1908, the Gunness farmhouse burned to the ground. The Gunness children were found in the ashes of the home, as well as the body of a headless woman.The LaPorte County Sheriff began to further investigate the fire and Belle's relations with out-of-town men. The investigation turned into a national sensation, as numerous bodies were soon found to be buried on Belle's farm.It has been estimated that Belle may have buried forty men on the farm..
Larry Burrows. An American Marine looks at the body of a North Vietnamese killed during Operation Prairie near the DMZ during the Vietnam War, October 1966.
In the late 1880s, the body of a 16-year-old girl was pulled from the Seine. She was apparently a suicide, as her body showed no marks of violence, but her beauty and her enigmatic smile led a Paris pathologist to order a plaster death mask of her face. Ironically, in 1958 the anonymous girl’s features were used to model the first-aid mannequin Rescue Annie.