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These are Buchenwald concentration camp guards who received a beating from the prisoners when the camp was liberated by the Americans.

This battered inmate was photographed by the SS guards in the Mauthausen concentration camp. Severe beatings were routine as part of the camp "discipline." More often than not, the victims perished.

Concentration Camp Victim, 1945 -

Said to be an army hospital nurse, this post mortem (death portrait) photograph shows a young woman holding a book, possibly a small bible or testament. The revenue stamp on the back dates this image to 1864. Annapolis was the site of one of the largest Union Army Hospitals during the Civil War and at least 5 female nurses died of diseases caught while tending patients there. Three of them died in late 1863 and two died in early 1865. The 1864 stamp on this image places it between those two time

The crematorium at Majdanek concentration camp, Lublin, Nazi-occupied Poland, 1944. The liberation of Lublin in Poland by the Soviet Red Army in July 1944 also revealed a huge concentration camp and extermination camp, where the Nazis carried out mass murder on a vast scale. Victims of the camp included Poles, Jews of all nationalities, French, Greeks, Dutch, Italians, Belgians, Yugoslavians, Hungarians and anti-Nazi Republican Spaniards.

A German boy walks down a dirt road flanked by rows of victims of German extermination practices at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, 20 May 1945.

Princess Mafalda -- Italy, she later died at Buchenwald concentration camp

The Big and the Small of It This is an old, undated photograph of Martin Van Buren Bates and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, who stood 7'5" tall, was born in Kentucky to normal sized parents. During the United States Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty."

Josef Rudolf Mengele, known as the Angel of Death, was a German SS officer and a physician in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Adah Isaacs Menken, once called “the most dangerous woman in the world” just before the outbreak of the American Civil War.

zippos from vietnam war: A collection of engraved Zippo lighters from soldiers of the Vietnam War recently sold at auction for over $30,000.

World War 2 Poster (American)