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One of the most-visited graves in Jerusalem belongs to Oskar Schindler, the German factory-owner and Nazi Party member credited with saving the lives of 1098 Jews during the Second World War. His grave in the Catholic cemetery on the southern slope of Mount Zion is visited by Jews, Christians and people of no religious faith

Elderly German man sitting among ruins, Berlin, 1945

An elderly man sits among the ruins after the Battle of Berlin, May 1945

Colonial soldier with German women, 1919. In the period following World War I, French colonial troops were used as part of the Allied occupation of the German Rhineland, in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles. Germ Hitler wrote about the Black Shame in Mein Kampf, decrying the "negrification" of Europe. His government would later sterilize 500 or so mixed-race children born of African servicemen and German women (the so-called "Rhineland Bastards"),

German woman carrying a few hastily chosen possessions flees fires started by saboteurs, Seiburg, Germany, by Troy A Peters, 1945

Helga Kann, little German Jewish girl. Photo taken before WW2, nothing else is known. She likely perished in the Holocaust.

"In 1939, right after the Germans invaded, Warsaw began to see trainloads of blonde, blue-eyed children being taken to "Germanization" camps in Germany. Everyone in Warsaw knew about a certain group of women...when the trains pulled in, they tried to convince the German guards to accept bribes in exchange for some of the children." Irena Sendler was one of these women. Later she did everything she could to save Jewish children, including the ones in this photo. (1944)

Life goes on: German soldiers grave on the Havel 1946.

April 30, 1945 – Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide (Front page of the U.S. Armed Forces newspaper, Stars and Stripes, 2 May 1945)

The Reichstag building is in flames. April 1945.