Explore Soldiers, Troops, and more!

German soldiers enter a French synagogue turned into a German brothel.

France-German soldiers entering a synagogue in Brest that has been converted into a Soldatenbordell (military brothel → German brothels in occupied France)

By HAL BERNTON, Seattle Times SEATTLE (AP) — Gunter Grawe spent three years as a German prisoner of war in western Washington, a World War II incarceration he recalls not with rancor, but gratitude…

WWII German POW returns to say Thanks – Intermission Story (27)

By HAL BERNTON, Seattle Times SEATTLE (AP) — Gunter Grawe spent three years as a German prisoner of war in western Washington, a World War II incarceration he recalls not with rancor, but gratitude…

German residents are forced to bring the dead of nearby concentration camp Wöbbelin to a graveyard after its liberation. Ludwigslust, May, 1945. Everybody knew something TERRIBLE was Happening, but nobody cared and all were scared. Read more: http://histomil.com/viewtopic.php?f=338&t=3918&start=3810#ixzz3R50UVzzP

German residents are forced to bring the dead of nearby concentration camp Wöbbelin to a graveyard after its liberation. Ludwigslust, May, 1945. Everybody knew something TERRIBLE was Happening, but nobody cared and all were scared. Read more: http://histomil.com/viewtopic.php?f=338&t=3918&start=3810#ixzz3R50UVzzP

W.W. II, Once these camps were discovered, liberating military often forced local German civilians to tour them to see for themselves the atrocities that took place under their noses. "The people around us refused to listen; and even those who listened refused to believe; and even those who believed could not comprehend. Of course they could not. Nobody could. The experience of the camps defies comprehension.”

Citizens of Ludwigslust, Germany, inspect a nearby concentration camp under orders of the Airborne Division on May Bodies of victims of German prison camps were found dumped in pits in yard, one pit containing 300 bodies.

Trümmerfrauen---literally translated as ruins women or rubble women, is the German-language name for women who, in the aftermath of World War II helped clear and reconstruct the bombed cities.  They also tended the wounded, buried the dead and salvaged belongings, and began the grueling task of rebuilding war-torn Germany.

Trümmerfrauen - helped clear and reconstruct; tended the wounded, buried the dead and salvaged belongings

vintage everyday: Pictures of Collaborator Girls in World War II, Some are Shocking Ones

vintage everyday: Pictures of Collaborator Girls in World War II, Some are Shocking Ones! This Frenchwoman does not look like she is suffering, nor the ones in the background.

Here, at Gardelegen Concentration Camp, the guards panicked as Allied forces drew closer. In an effort to stop the prisoners from escaping or being liberated by the advancing Americans the guards locked a majority of them inside the warehouses and burned them alive. By the time the American Army arrived to the camp, the warehouse was smoking and the majority of prisoners dead.

The Gardelegen Massacre took place on the night of April German SS guards tried to burn between 500 and prisoners to prevent their being liberated by advancing Americans.

Josef Mengele and the medical experimentsto investigate the limits of human endurance and existence at extremely high altitudes. The victims were placed in the low-pressure chamber and thereafter the simulated altitude therein was raised. Many victims died as a result of these experiments and others suffered grave injury, torture, and ill-treatment.

Dachau Picture: Prisoner Who Has Been Subjected to Low Pressure Experimentation

"On the back of the photo is written, "Nazi Party members digging up American bodies at Berga." Berga an der Elster was a slave labor camp where 350 U.S. soldiers were beaten, starved, and forced to work in tunnels for the German government. The soldiers were singled out for "looking like Jews" or "sounding like Jews," or dubbed as undesirables, according to survivors. More than 100 soldiers perished at the camp or on a forced death march."

The photograph is a jarring image that shows Nazi Party members, shovels in hand, digging up graves of American soldiers held as slaves by Nazi Germany during World War II.

Many Americans, such as the highly popular Charles Lindbergh, were highly favorably impressed by  the new German social order – even sugesting that America should draw some lessons from it .  Charles Lindbergh being received by Nazis in Bremen - 1937  AP

Many Americans, such as the highly popular Charles Lindbergh, were highly favorably impressed by the new German social order – even sugesting that America should draw some lessons from it . Charles Lindbergh being received by Nazis in Bremen - 1937 AP

Pinterest
Search