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    This is maybe one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen. The numbers on the arms are from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps.

    Rose Valland, who helped track and recover the art objects shipped through Paris during the Nazi invasion and occupation.

    Auschwitz - Birkenau, concentration and extermination camps built and operated by the Third Reich in Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany during World War II. From the 1942 Auschwitz became the largest site for the murder of Jews brought here under the Nazi plan for their extermination. More than 1,100,000 people lost their lives here.Many of those not killed in the gas chambers died of starvation, forced labor, infectious diseases, individual executions, and medical experiments.

    This fine young lady is Sophie Scholl [9/5/1921-22/2/1943], best known as one of the main members of Die Weiße Rose (The White Rose), a German anti-Nazi group consisting mainly of students from the University of Munich.  They wrote and distributed a series of leaflets condemning the Nazi regime, and excoriating the German public for their apathy towards the fate of German and Polish Jews.   On the 18th of February, 1943, Sophie and her brother Hans were caught distributing leaflets at the univer

    If there's one thing Sara Ginaite-Rubinson, 85. is adamant about, it's that she is not a hero. As a Holocaust survivor and part of an anti-Nazi resistant group, she's often classified as a hero. "I don't think a survivor is a hero. A hero is a person who tried and didn't survive. To survive was accidental; it was pure luck. This is the reality of the Holocaust," she recalls.

    Josephine Baker in her World War II Uniform, c. 1945 During World War II, Josephine served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. The French Resistance was a group of individuals who helped to win the war against the German Nazis enemy with undercover work. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and re...

    Howard Carter opening the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in 1924

    black soldiers stationed in france during world war II inscription reads "to nelson, always my ace, lucky"

    old school

    Woman Billboard, ca.1900

    Women Coal Miners, 1890.

    Women of Fauberg Treme, New Orleans and their dog. Faubourg Tremé is the oldest black neighborhood in America, and the origin of the southern civil rights movement and the birthplace of jazz.

    Historic Newspapers~ Red Wing Daily Republican dated 08/01/1914 -- "Extra" edition announcing the beginning of World War I. On exhibit in the News Corporation News History Gallery at the Newseum. Newseum collection Photo credit: Newseum collection

    World War I in the trenches.

    This collection of Vietnam War lighters was assembled and sourced by Bradford Edwards for his book “Vietnam Zippos” and the 282 lighters were recently available for auction. The engravings range from sentimental to shocking, and together they paint a unique, personalized picture of the U.S. troops during Vietnam.