"In 1939, right after the Germans invaded, Warsaw began to see trainloads of blonde, blue-eyed children being taken to "Germanization" camps in Germany. Everyone in Warsaw knew about a certain group of women...when the trains pulled in, they tried to convince the German guards to accept bribes in exchange for some of the children." Irena Sendler was one of these women. Later she did everything she could to save Jewish children, including the ones in this photo. (1944)
The Monuments Men, the group of Allied men and women who recovered stolen artwork from the Nazis in Europe during the Second World War. The group was composed of artists, curators, archivist, soldiers, men and women from over 13 nations.
A participant of the Minnesota experiment -- All over Europe people were starving - in the Netherlands, in Greece, in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union - and the US military wanted to learn how best to re-feed them. But first they had to find healthy people willing to be starved.
Belarus isn't one of the most popular holiday destinations due to its isolation and its apparent refusal to integrate with the rest of Europe. However, this country is ‘unspoilt’ and beautiful. It's the perfect destination if the idea of winding your way through remote villages and lush forests appeals to you or if you love cosmopolitan cities such as Minsk, Vitebsk and Brest.