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Treblinka Cremation Pit. One observer in 1959 noticed that the soil at the Treblinka concentration camp was not brown but gray. As he felt the soil trickle through his fingers, he realized it was “coarse and sharp and filled with the fragments of human bone."

Survivors of the Dachau concentration camp demonstrate the operation of the crematorium by dragging a corpse toward one of the ovens. Dachau, Germany, April 29-May 10, 1945.

Sergeant Michael Strank (10 Nov 1919–1 Mar 1945) was one of the six Marines who raised the second flag on Mt. Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He died on Iwo Jima on 1 March 1945 when his squad came under heavy fire and was hit by friendly fire by an American shell. His death made him the first—but certainly not the last—man photographed raising the flag to die in battle.

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The World Will Never Be The Same Because Of What These Women Did. This Took Serious Guts.

A woman suffrage activist protesting after "The Night of Terror." [1917] 33 suffrage activists had been arrested for ‘obstructing traffic’ and were badly beaten by prison guards.

Identity photo of Dirke Otten, who gave her identity card to a Jew in order to save her. Otten and her husband hid as many as 50 Jews in their home at one time

From the Majdanek Camp: Polish Jews of Lublin marching to their death on "bloody Wednesday" November 3, 1943 --the largest mass execution carried out at any of the concentration camps in the history of the Holocaust

An East German soldier helps a boy over the barbed wire on the East-West border. After this, the soldier was replaced and his fate is unknown.