Hanging of Gronwaldt - NA003380 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. After the Nuremberg war crimes trials, convicted Nazi war criminal Karl Gronwaldt stands on the gallows, about to be hanged, ca. 1946. The photo has been altered to hide the identities of the guards next to him.
Ernest Hemingway at age 19, photo taken in Milan, Italy, 1918. After high school Hemingway enlisted in WWI. He left for the Italian front in 1918. He served in a volunteer ambulance unit. He was wounded and decorated by the Italian government with the Italian Silver Medal of Bravery. During WWII, he was at the Normandy landing, the liberation of Paris and several other key moments as a war correspondent.
Fritz Sauckel (right) with Adolf Hitler. As the forced labor overlord in the 3rd Reich, Sauckel was responsible for the barbaric treatment of millions of foreign workers pressed into service by the Nazis. For his troubles, he was hanged in Oct 1946.
Jenny-Wanda Barkmann, 24, female guard at the Stutthof concentration camp, hangs from the neck after being executed for atrocities during her "career." She and several others were hanged near Danzig on 4 July 1946. Barkmann brutalized female prisoners viciously and selected women and children for the gas chamber.
Josef Bühler (1904 – 1948, sitting in the middle) was a secretary and deputy governor to the Nazi-controlled General Government in Kraków, Poland. He was intimately involved in the Final Solution. Bühler attended the infamous Wannsee Conference on Jan 20, 1942 as the representative from the Governor-General's office; the conference streamlined the collaboration between Nazi departments for the liquidation of European Jewry. In 1948 he was hanged for his troubles at his former seat of Krakow.
Johann Baptist Albin Rauter (Feb 4, 1895 – March 25, 1949) was a high-ranking Austrian (from 1939, German) Nazi war criminal. He was the highest SS and Police Leader in the Netherlands and the leading security and police officer during the period of 1940-1945. He reported directly to the Nazi SS-chief, Himmler, and in the second instance to the Nazi governor of the Netherlands, Arthur Seyss-Inquart. He was convicted in the Netherlands of crimes against humanity and executed by firing squad.
German surrender, May 1945: Generaloberst Alfred Jodl arrives at Rheims for the signing of the surrender document. On the left is Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg, who co-signed the surrender instrument. He committed suicide on May 23, 1945. Jodl was convicted at Nuremberg and was hanged in October 1946.
When the Germans entered Kharkov, the Ukraine in October 1941 they hanged numerous people from balconies so that the population would get the message of the occupation. The posters hanging on the victims read: "Guilty of [placing] mines".
The remains of the church in which 247 women and 205 children were trapped and killed by the Nazis. The middle window behind the altar is the one through which the only survivor Marguerite Rouffanche escaped Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2535926/Prosecutors-charge-88-year-old-man-1944-Nazi-massacre-Oradour-Sur-Glane-642-villagers-shot-burnt.html#ixzz2pqez6ctJ Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
If there's one thing Sara Ginaite-Rubinson, 85. is adamant about, it's that she is not a hero. As a Holocaust survivor and part of an anti-Nazi resistant group, she's often classified as a hero. "I don't think a survivor is a hero. A hero is a person who tried and didn't survive. To survive was accidental; it was pure luck. This is the reality of the Holocaust," she recalls.
Helmuth Hübener (8 January 1925 - 27 October 1942) was one of the youngest opponents to the Third Reich to be sentenced to death and executed. He lived in Hamburg, Germany, and joined the Hitler Youth but after Kristallnacht he started questioning the Nazi party, and left. He started making anti-Nazi pamphlets. On the 5 February 1942 he was arrested by Gestapo, sentenced to death on the 11 August and beheaded by guillotine on the 27 October.