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Man feeding soup to a child during the hongerwinter (Holland, 1944/45)

Lady feeding soup to a child during the hongerwinter (Holland, My relatives survived this.

Liberation of Holland - 1945.  soldaten uit Amerika en engeland.

An American soldier receives a kiss in gratitude for the liberation of Paris during World War II - August 25 1944

Dutch children are provided with bread and soup during the Hongerwinter (“Hunger Winter”) famine of 1944-1945. Towards the end of the war, food supplies became increasingly scarce in the Netherlands. Some 4.5 million Dutch citizens were affected by the famine; about 22,000 died as a result. Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. November 1944. Image taken by Cas Oorthuy

Dutch children are provided with bread and soup during the Hongerwinter (“Hunger Winter”) famine of Towards the end of the war, food supplies became increasingly scarce in the Netherlands. After the landing of the Allied Forces on D-Day,.

Making rifles during World War II

STEN Assembly Women war workers putting the stamped parts of MKII STEN sub-machine guns together. The STEN was made from stamped metal and was a very simple, fairly reliable sub-machine gun chambered in parabellum which could be mass produced

Germany's doctors apologise for sadistic experiments Nazi doctors carried out on Jews

Germany's doctors apologise for sadistic experiments Nazi doctors carried out on Jews

A new book has cast light on life for SS officers at Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland during WWII - including that of its commandant Rudolf Hoess (pictured)

Boete voor schaars geklede man / Fine for indecent man by Nationaal Archief.

Man at the beach fined for not wearing appropriate bathing wear, Netherlands, 1931

It’s official. War kisses during WWII were the social memes of their time.  Here a soldier pauses in the mud of Italy to accept a kiss from a local child as his buddies and dog look on in the background.  Sending this home to your sweetheart and mom probably earned you big points…

So adorable-war kisses during WWII. Here a soldier pauses in the mud of Italy to accept a kiss from a local child as his buddies and dog look on in the background. Sending this home to your sweetheart and mom probably earned you big points…

In the Hongerwinter, Dutch rail workers went on strike to stop the Germans, who punished them by putting a hold on all maritime transport. This cut off all their food and fuel. Many Dutch went to the countryside to trade with farmers, the Allied forces dropped food from the air, but many still starved to death. To stay warm, people burned their furniture. (Holland, 1944-5)

In the Hongerwinter, Dutch rail workers went on strike to stop the Germans, who…

Boy soldier from Hitlerjugend, at age of 16, Germany, 1945 (Bundesarchiv)

Boy soldier from Hitlerjugend, at age of Germany, 1945 (Bundesarchiv) The young were brainwashed thoroughly.At what point did this boy realize that his sin against G-d was his sin against man?

1943. Member of the Landwacht marches through the streets of Amsterdam. The Landwacht was founded in 1943 in support of the Dutch police. This organization had its roots in the NSB and was formed to protect high-ranking members of the NSB and NSB buildings. In reality it turned into a Waffen SS organization. The training of the Landwacht was conducted by the SS in SS-barracks and the members were dressed in SS uniforms. Photo Emmy Andriesse. #amsterdam #worldwar2 #landwacht

1943. Member of the Landwacht marches through the streets of Amsterdam. The Landwacht was founded in 1943 in support of the Dutch police. This organization had its roots in the NSB and was formed to protect high-ranking members of the NSB and NSB buildings. In reality it turned into a Waffen SS organization. The training of the Landwacht was conducted by the SS in SS-barracks and the members were dressed in SS uniforms. Photo Emmy Andriesse. #amsterdam #worldwar2 #landwacht

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