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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…

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.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Mysterious Discovery Of Nazi-Looted Art

The artworks were apparently collected by Cornelius Gurlitt’s father Hildebrand, who was a quarter Jewish, but was still one of a handful of Germans granted permission by Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s closest associate, to sell confiscated art. | Everything You Need To Know About The Mysterious Discovery Of Nazi-Looted Art

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.

Library card--I miss these. Writing your name down, seeing who else had checked it out. Stamping it with the date due. Now books are bar coded and scanned. Boring.

Mugshots of civil rights activist Freedom Riders, Jackson Mississippi, 1961

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


Hiroshima’s shadows…

it's crazy how that bomb was 100 times weaker than what we have now, imagine the clarity and amount of the permanent shadows of our nuclear arsenal now