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The Worst World War I Generals

The Worst World War I Generals

This battered inmate was photographed by the SS guards in the Mauthausen concentration camp. Severe beatings were routine as part of the camp "discipline." More often than not, the victims perished.

This battered inmate was photographed by the SS guards in the Mauthausen concentration camp. Severe beatings were routine as part of the camp "discipline." More often than not, the victims perished.

Nazi doctors sliced open the leg of Ravensbruck survivor Jadwiga Dzido (shown here) and deliberately infected the wound with bacteria, dirt, and glass slivers to simulate a battlefield injury. They then treated the wound with sulfanilamide drugs.

Nazi doctors sliced open the leg of Ravensbruck survivor Jadwiga Dzido (shown here) and deliberately infected the wound with bacteria, dirt, and glass slivers to simulate a battlefield injury. They then treated the wound with sulfanilamide drugs.

A Jewish child is forced to show the scar left after SS physicians removed his lymph nodes. This child was one of 20 Jewish children injected with tuberculosis germs as part of a medical experiment. All were murdered on April 20, 1945. Neuengamme concentration camp, Germany, between December 1944 and February 1945

A Jewish child is forced to show the scar left after SS physicians removed his lymph nodes. This child was one of 20 Jewish children injected with tuberculosis germs as part of a medical experiment. All were murdered on April 20, 1945. Neuengamme concentration camp, Germany, between December 1944 and February 1945

Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp - Wikipedia, some survivors shortly after liberation. How are they alive? Man's will to survive..incredible.

Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp - Wikipedia, some survivors shortly after liberation. How are they alive? Man's will to survive..incredible.

Close-up view of the badly scarred leg of a survivor who was probably the victim of medical experimentation in the Dachau concentration camp

Close-up view of the badly scarred leg of a survivor who was probably the victim of medical experimentation in the Dachau concentration camp

Auschwitz experiments. This woman, a concentration-camp survivor, was the victim of horrific "experimental" operations upon her breasts. Possibly, the doctors were testing a new treatment for cancer or were interested in various aspects of the woman's reproductive system.

Auschwitz experiments. This woman, a concentration-camp survivor, was the victim of horrific "experimental" operations upon her breasts. Possibly, the doctors were testing a new treatment for cancer or were interested in various aspects of the woman's reproductive system.

Survivors and American soldiers watch as former SS guards are forced to crawl along the ground at the Mauthausen concentration camp. Looking at this picture from the comfortable distance of 70 years, it may seem a petty degradation to make the guards crawl like this.  Yet, in the direct aftermath of torment and debasement, the human instinct for retribution is strong.  The first bond broken for the liberated was to see their tormenters reduced to harmless, pitiful captives.

Survivors and American soldiers watch as former SS guards are forced to crawl along the ground at the Mauthausen concentration camp. Looking at this picture from the comfortable distance of 70 years, it may seem a petty degradation to make the guards crawl like this. Yet, in the direct aftermath of torment and debasement, the human instinct for retribution is strong. The first bond broken for the liberated was to see their tormenters reduced to harmless, pitiful captives.

A Nazi “collaborator” - a French woman having her head shaved following liberation, as punishment for an on-going sexual relationship with a Nazi soldier during the occupation of France Paris, France - August 29, 1944

A Nazi “collaborator” - a French woman having her head shaved following liberation, as punishment for an on-going sexual relationship with a Nazi soldier during the occupation of France Paris, France - August 29, 1944

Maria Mandel after her arrest by US troops, 1945. Top ranking official at Auschwitz-Birkenau responsible for the deaths of over 500,000 female prisoners. The United States Army arrested Mandel on August 10, 1945. She was handed over to the Republic of Poland in November 1946, and in November 1947 she was tried in a Kraków courtroom in the Auschwitz Trial and sentenced to death. Mandel was hanged on January 24, 1948 at the age of 36.

Maria Mandel after her arrest by US troops, 1945. Top ranking official at Auschwitz-Birkenau responsible for the deaths of over 500,000 female prisoners. The United States Army arrested Mandel on August 10, 1945. She was handed over to the Republic of Poland in November 1946, and in November 1947 she was tried in a Kraków courtroom in the Auschwitz Trial and sentenced to death. Mandel was hanged on January 24, 1948 at the age of 36.