It's over: A U.S. soldier, PFC Douglas Page, offers a mocking Nazi salute inside the bombed-out ruins of the Berliner Sportspalast where the Third Reich often held political rallies Bombs Raid, Nazi Salutation, Ally Bombs, Hitler Bunker, Sports Palaces, Adolf Hitler, Politics Rally, Third Reich, American Soldiers
Welcome Home, November 24, 1945.... These women were true heroes! No phone calls, no email, no video chat, weeks or months between letters, no idea when their soldier would be home.... They sucked it up, drove on and got the job done! I don't know how I would have done it, had I been in their position. It's already so hard just being apart.
Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August 18th, 1944: Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment. During the middle ages, this mark of shame, denuding a woman of what was supposed to be her most seductive feature, was commonly a punishment for adultery. Shaving women's heads as a mark of retribution and humiliation was reintroduced in the 20th century and was widespread post WW2.
While Helen Fairchild is one of the lesser-known figures in nursing history, she is one of the most important. She was a nurse in the World War I, volunteering for the American Expeditionary Force that helped over 2,000 fallen soldiers. Unfortunately, her time was cut short due to a mustard gas bombing & a severe ulcer.
Propaganda images like this one can often warp our intepretation of history. Although children certainly served in the latter period of the Second World War, we should remember that it was extremely rare for a child of under 10 years of age to serve (which this kid seems to be).
A German police unit arrived in Olkusz on July 31, 1940, and gathered all the Jewish men in the main square. The Jews were forced to lie on the ground while the policemen and members of the SD registered them. The Germans beat the Jews, shooting one of them. In order to further humiliate them, Rabbi Moshe Yitzhak Hagerman was forced to don his tallith and tefillin (phylacteries) that had been defiled, and to stand barefoot and pray next to the prostrate men of the Jewish community.
10-10-2012: POLITICALLY AND ECONOMICALLY, WE NEED TO DEAL WITH A WORLD THAT WILL BECOME INCREASINGLY MUSLIM.