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The 2800 year old kiss
This is from a site called hasanlu, level ivb, which was burned in a military attack (people from both sides were killed in the fire, whi...
Execution of a German Communist in Munich, 1919
The 1918 - 19 German communists' attempt to establish Bavaria as a socialist state was a convoluted and bloody affair. An abridged v...
Marina Ginestà of the Juventudes Comunistas, aged 17, overlooking Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War - 21 July 1937
A year earlier, Generalissimo Francisco Franco launched a military coup against the Second Spanish Republic (declared 1931). After the im...
Hans-Georg Henke - 15 Year Old German Soldier crying
He was a member of the Luftwaffe anti-air squad who burst into tears as his world crumbled around him. His father died 1938 and his mothe...
A rare color photo of Adolf Hitler which shows his true eye color (date unknown)
A rare color photo of Adolf Hitler which shows his true eye color (date unknown).
Abandoned boy holding a stuffed toy animal amid ruins following German aerial bombing of London
This photo has is taken in 1945 and the boy (named Toni Frissell) did in fact survive the war. In the photo he's actually sitting ...
The last Jew in Vinnitsa, 1941
A picture from an Einsatzgruppen soldier’s personal album, labelled on the back as 'Last Jew of Vinnits'a, it shows a member of E...
57,000 German prisoners march to moscow after defeat at Belarus during "Operation Bagration" 17 July 1944.
Operation Bagration – the Soviet destruction of German Army Group Centre – was, arguably, the single most successful military action of ...
SS auxiliaries poses at a resort for Auschwitz personnel. From "Laughing at Auschwitz." c. 1942
SS auxiliaries pose with Karl Höcker (center) at Solahütte, a resort for Auschwitz personnel. These people did not see their charges (the...
Testing a bulletproof vest, 1923
September 13, 1923. Washington, D.C. "W.H. Murphy of the Protective Garment Corp. of New York stood less than ten feet from [Frederi...