50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1940s Volume 8

Ravensbruck, Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women During World War II

Ravensbrück was the only major Nazi concentration camp for women. At the end of autumn 1938, Himmler decided to establish a concentration camp for women in Ravensbrück. This location was chosen by Himmler because it was out-of-the-way and at the same time easy to reach. Ravensbrück was a small village located in a beautiful areaContinue reading “Ravensbruck, Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women During World War II”

25 Tragic Photos Of The Forgotten Genocide In Nazi-Occupied Poland

The death toll of the Holocaust wasn’t 6 million, it was 11 million. These are some of the victims killed in Nazi-occupied Poland who often go overlooked. When we think of the Nazis’ crimes against humanity, the most obvious example is the horrific, systematic murder of about 6 million Jews across Europe. However, the HolocaustContinue reading “25 Tragic Photos Of The Forgotten Genocide In Nazi-Occupied Poland”

The Last Jew of Vinnitsa, 1942

“The Last Jew of Vinnitsa” is an iconic photograph picturing the imminent execution of a Jewish man in the vicinity of the Ukrainian town of Vinnytsia during a massacre perpetrated by Nazi SS and Ukrainian militia. The photograph was found from the personal album of an Einsatzgruppen soldier (from Nazi death squad). It is namedContinue reading “The Last Jew of Vinnitsa, 1942”

Faces of Evil: Female Concentration Camp Guards

In the early years of Adolf Hitler’s reign, guards within his concentration camps were primarily male. All that changed in 1942 when the first female guards were appointed to Auschwitz and Majdanek. Eventually, there were more than 3,500 female concentration camp guards – a small portion of the nearly 55,000 guards who served in theContinue reading “Faces of Evil: Female Concentration Camp Guards”

The “Witch of Buchenwald” Was One Of The Most Evil Villains Of The Holocaust

There have been countless evil figures recorded throughout history who committed unimaginable atrocities by using their power or position. WWII and the testimonies from the trials of the post-war period perfectly illustrate that human beings are capable of doing the unimaginable when it comes to “joining the dark side.” The most well known “villains” fromContinue reading “The “Witch of Buchenwald” Was One Of The Most Evil Villains Of The Holocaust”

The Ovitz Family: Extraordinary Story and Amazing Vintage Photos of the Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz

They were known as the Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz and subjected to sick genetic experiments by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele. But, miraculously, all seven members of the Jewish Ovitz family survived their horrifying ordeal at Hitler’s infamous death camp. The Ovitz family was a family of Romanian Jewish actors/traveling musicians who survived imprisonment at theContinue reading “The Ovitz Family: Extraordinary Story and Amazing Vintage Photos of the Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz”

31 Photos Of Life Inside Ravensbrück, The Nazis’ Only All-Female Concentration Camp

In 1938, Heinrich Himmler ordered the construction of Ravensbrück, a concentration camp exclusively for women. Around an hour north of Berlin, Ravensbrück also served as a training camp for female Nazi overseers, many of whom would go on to be chief wardresses at other concentration camps. From 1939 to 1945, over 100,000 women from 20Continue reading “31 Photos Of Life Inside Ravensbrück, The Nazis’ Only All-Female Concentration Camp”

Porajmos: The Forgotten Gypsy Holocaust of World War II

During the Porajmos, the Nazis exterminated a quarter of Europe’s Roma population, yet this brutal genocide went unacknowledged for decades. During the Holocaust, the Nazis and their allies killed about 25 percent of Europe’s entire Roma (a.k.a. Gypsy) population. This genocide, known as the Porajmos, remains one of the worst atrocities committed by the NazisContinue reading “Porajmos: The Forgotten Gypsy Holocaust of World War II”