13 men from Lichtervelde (Belgium) were beheaded in Wolfenbüttel (Germany) on the 15th of 1944. They were all members of the White Brigade, the Belgium Resistance. Remember all the fallen soldiers but also these men, they gave their lives for the liberty for the little village of Lichtervelde! ~
23 Dec 44: Known as "Great Papago Escape," the largest Axis POW escape to occur from an American facility during WWII, 25 Germans tunnel out of Camp Papago Park, near Phoenix, Arizona. Their plan to float down the nearby Salt River in makeshift rafts to the Gila and Colorado Rivers and south to Mexico goes awry when they discover a dry riverbed with only a few puddles of water from recent rains. They will all be recaptured by 28 Jan 45. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=1223&s=441223 #WWII
The former commander of Auschwitz concentration camp, Rudolf Höß, in the witness stand. He had been called as a witness for the defense of Kaltenbrunner, and in his statement admitted the murder of about 2,5 million people during his posting in Auschwitz. In June 1946, he was extradited to Poland, where he was sentenced to death and executed.
Litzmannstadt (Lotz) ghetto, Poland, 1940: The photographers are photographed. Members of a Waffen SS propaganda company are caught on film while photographing ghetto people by army photographer Schilf, spring 1940. German propaganda units visited ghettos regularly to take pictures of record, some of which were published as part of propaganda drives to show how "well" Jews lived in these crowded, filthy enclosures.
Bergen Belsen, Germany, A rally of survivors at the DP camp, showing solidarity with people aboard the "Exodus", 07/09/1947. England liberated camps, saw what Nazis did, the horrors, the survivors, and yet...they fought to keep them from immigrating to Israel. Shameful
German raiders over London during the night devoted most of their attention to the Central London area, on which large numbers of bombs, including many incendiaries, were dropped. (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)