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”

44 Amazing Photos Showing the Tremendous Tragedy of the Holocaust

The Holocaust, also known as the Shoah, was the genocide of European Jews during World War II. Between 1941 and 1945, Nazi Germany and its collaborators systematically murdered some six million Jews across German-occupied Europe, around two-thirds of Europe’s Jewish population. The murders were carried out in pogroms and mass shootings; by a policy ofContinue reading “44 Amazing Photos Showing the Tremendous Tragedy of the Holocaust”

33 Incredible Photos Showing Concentration Camps during the Boer War

While the matter remains one of debate, many contend that history’s first concentration camps were built in South Africa, 41 years before the Holocaust began. These camps were built by British soldiers amid the Boer War, during which the British rounded up Dutch Boers and native South Africans and locked them into cramped camps whereContinue reading “33 Incredible Photos Showing Concentration Camps during the Boer War”