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A survivor after the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany. The camp was liberated on April 15, 1945 by the British 11th Armoured Division.

A survivor after the liberation of the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in Germany. The camp was liberated on April 15, 1945 by the British 11th Armoured Division.

The Real Inglorious Bastards | The Real Inglorious Bastards recounts the thrilling story of one of the most successful of these missions—Operation Greenup, comprised of two young Jewish refugees and one Wehrmacht officer. Three unlikely brothers-in-arms (Hans Wijnberg, Fred Mayer, Franz Weber) parachute one perilous winter night into the Austrian Alps, risking their lives to strike back at Nazi Germany...

The Real Inglorious Bastards | The Real Inglorious Bastards recounts the thrilling story of one of the most successful of these missions—Operation Greenup, comprised of two young Jewish refugees and one Wehrmacht officer. Three unlikely brothers-in-arms (Hans Wijnberg, Fred Mayer, Franz Weber) parachute one perilous winter night into the Austrian Alps, risking their lives to strike back at Nazi Germany...

The National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville, Georgia; survivors of the Bataan death march in July 1942.  Only a quarter of the men in this photo survived to the end of the war. (This image is cropped from a larger photo with many more men in it.)

The National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville, Georgia; survivors of the Bataan death march in July 1942. Only a quarter of the men in this photo survived to the end of the war. (This image is cropped from a larger photo with many more men in it.)

Joe Lajzer, Bataan Death March survivor and survivor of four years in a Japanese prison camp.

Joe Lajzer, Bataan Death March survivor and survivor of four years in a Japanese prison camp.

James Arness, USA 1943-45 WW II. Arness, who was 6’7”, said he wanted to be a fighter pilot but the height limit for aviators was 6’2”. He was drafted in ’43, served as a rifleman in the 3rd Infantry Division, and was severely wounded at Anzio, Italy. After several surgeries he was discharged but had a lifelong limp. Earned  a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

James Arness, USA 1943-45 WW II. Arness, who was 6’7”, said he wanted to be a fighter pilot but the height limit for aviators was 6’2”. He was drafted in ’43, served as a rifleman in the 3rd Infantry Division, and was severely wounded at Anzio, Italy. After several surgeries he was discharged but had a lifelong limp. Earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Arlette and Liliane Bloch were deported to Auschwitz in 1944 and used for twins experiments. Neither of them survived.

Arlette and Liliane Bloch were deported to Auschwitz in 1944 and used for twins experiments. Neither of them survived.

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