Nazi paratrooper fires his pistol into Cretan villagers massacred by the Germans at Kondomari, Crete, Greece, June 1941.
Majola, the mistress of commandant Amon Goeth, stands on the balcony of his villa in the Plaszow concentration camp with his dog Ralf.
Commandant Amon Goeth stands half dressed with his rifle on the balcony of his villa in the Plaszow concentration camp. After the war, Goeth was tried by the Polish Supreme Court and executed in 1946.
The suicide rate in the US army has rocketed, with the number of those taking their own lives now higher than those who perish in battle. As RT's Gayane Chichyakyan finds out, while the government trumpets its military success stories - they come at a high price for individuals.
Interior of the brick barrack in Birkenau some time after the liberation. (Photo. Stanisław Mucha)
Children leaving the Lodz ghetto during the deportations. They would have been gassed upon arrival at Chelmo death camp, usually within 24 hours of leaving the ghetto.
A private Jewish home vandalized during Kristallnacht (the "Night of Broken Glass" pogrom). Vienna, Austria, November 10, 1938.
Jews deported from Prague move their belongings through the streets. Lodz ghetto, Poland, November 20, 1941.
On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them. #Holocaust #sad #neverforget
The last words of inmates at the death camp at Stutthof are carved into these walls. Photo credit: Meczenstwo Walka, Zaglada Zydów Polsce 1939-1945. Poland. No. 312
Hoffmann collection. Adolf Hitler at Airbase Jaroslaw. Heinrich Hoffmann (September 12, 1885 – December 11, 1957) was a German photographer best known for his many published photographs of Adolf Hitler. Hoffmann worked in his father's photographic shop and as a photographer in Munich from 1908.He joined the NSDAP in 1920 and was chosen by its new leader Hitler as his official photographer.
Marching to their death
The mascot of HMS 'Renown' by National Maritime Museum, via Flickr
On their way to gas chambers
Adolf Hitler during one of his innumerable drives through Germany in the immediate pre-war years. A car addict, Hitler preferred his open-top, heavy duty Mercedes monster motorcar to any other vehicle. He was rarely fazed by rain and always wore his rain leathers just in case. This photo was taken in 1938 during a visit to the Sudetenland already incorporated into the Reich.
Nazi officers stand on a terrace of Solahuette, the SS retreat outside of Auschwitz. Pictured on the far left is Dr. Josef Mengele. Pictured on the right are Commandant Richard Baer and his adjutant Karl Hoecker. The picture was taken during a party celebrating Rudolf Hoess' completion of tenure as commandant of Auschwitz, and the handover of power to Baer.
Heinrich Himmler with his daughter Gudrun, wife Margaret, and adopted son. Himmler doted on Gudrun, who was the epitome of the "Aryan" archetype. She even visited Dachau with him, commenting that, "...We saw everything we could...We saw all the pictures painted by the prisoners...it was very nice." She had no idea (then) that her father had selected millions of people for Sonderbehandlung (special treatment), an SS euphemism for gassing. Gudrun, 83, and still a fervent Nazi, lives in Munich...