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”

Easter Eggs for Hitler, 1945

Pictured here are Sergeant William E. Thomas and Private First Class Joseph Jackson of the 969th Artillery Battalion. They were previously part of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, which had suffered huge casualties during the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944. Most of the survivors ended up in the 969th Artillery Battalion, providing supportContinue reading “Easter Eggs for Hitler, 1945”

54 Incredible Photos Showing Life Inside Japanese Internment Camps in the United States During World War II

In the United States during World War II, about 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry, most of whom lived on the Pacific Coast, were forcibly relocated and incarcerated in concentration camps in the western interior of the country. Approximately two-thirds of the internees were United States citizens. These actions were issued by president Franklin D. RooseveltContinue reading “54 Incredible Photos Showing Life Inside Japanese Internment Camps in the United States During World War II”

US Marine Colonel Francis Fenton conducting the funeral of his son Private First Class Mike Fenton, Okinawa, 1945

This picture depicts one of the most heart wrenching moments to occur on Okinawa involved a family with a proud Marine heritage. Colonel (later Brigadier General) Francis I. Fenton enlisted in the Marine Corps in August 1917. He gradually rose through the ranks until he became division engineer officer of the 1st Marine Division inContinue reading “US Marine Colonel Francis Fenton conducting the funeral of his son Private First Class Mike Fenton, Okinawa, 1945”

French Man Found a Box of 35mm Film Rolls in the Trash That Shows Life Inside Nazi POW Camp for Polish Officers

It was a winter night in 1999 and Olivier Rempfer, then 19, was walking back to his town of Cagnes-sur-Mer in southeastern France after an evening spent with friends in the neighboring town of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, when a wooden box on top of a trash container caught his eye. Curious, he opened the box and sawContinue reading “French Man Found a Box of 35mm Film Rolls in the Trash That Shows Life Inside Nazi POW Camp for Polish Officers”

A Day in the Life of a Wartime Housewife in London in 1941

World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved the vast majority of the world’s countries—including all of the great powers—forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis powers. In a total war directly involving moreContinue reading “A Day in the Life of a Wartime Housewife in London in 1941”

How Hans And Sophie Scholl’s White Rose Movement Fought Back Against The Nazis

Sophie Scholl was just 21 years old when she was executed along with her brother, 24-year-old Hans Scholl, on Feb. 22, 1943. The Scholl siblings had been arrested three days earlier and undergone nearly constant interrogation by the Gestapo before their trial. Nazi judge Roland Freisler, infamous for handing out death sentences in some 90Continue reading “How Hans And Sophie Scholl’s White Rose Movement Fought Back Against The Nazis”

Fearful 16-Year-Old German Soldier Crying Tears of Defeat, After Being Captured by the US 9th Army in Germany, 1945

A sixteen-year old German anti aircraft soldier of the Hitler Youth, Hans-Georg Henke, taken prisoner in the state of Hessen, Germany. He was a member of the Luftwaffe anti-air squad who burst into tears as his world crumbled around him. His father died in 1938 but when his mother died in 1944 leaving the familyContinue reading “Fearful 16-Year-Old German Soldier Crying Tears of Defeat, After Being Captured by the US 9th Army in Germany, 1945”

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”