Odessa Massacre, Ukraine. Romanian soldiers also worked with the Einsatzkommandos, German killing squads, tasked with massacring Jews and Roma in conquered territories. Romanian troops were in large part responsible for the Odessa massacre, in which over 100,000 Jews were shot during the autumn of 1941.
Photo colorization by Sanna Dullaway / Original image by Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time Pictures/Getty Images ~ A jubilant American sailor clutching a pretty white-uniformed nurse in a joyful, back-bending, passionate kiss while thousands jam the Times Square area to celebrate the long awaited victory over Japan.
Fascinating Historic Photos That Caught Our Attention This Week
A woman weeps during the deportation of Jews from Loannina, Greece. on March 25,1944. The deportation was enforced by the German army. Almost all of the people deported were murdered on or shortly after April 11,1944, when the train carrying them reached Auschwitz-Birkenau.
Never before seen images show the liberation of Dachau, the first of the thousands of concentration camps that sprang up across Germany after the Nazis swept into power. Dachau was liberated by American troops on April 29, 1945. By that time over 200,000 people from all over Europe had been imprisoned there. An estimated 41,500 of these were murdered.