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Long-lost and suppressed classics with complicated depictions of the Shoah have found a revivalist champion

Long-lost and suppressed classics with complicated depictions of the Shoah have found a revivalist champion

Inside a wooden barrack in Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. Liberated female prisoners. The image comes from the film documentation made by Soviet army.

Inside a wooden barrack in Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. Liberated female prisoners. The image comes from the film documentation made by Soviet army.

The solid, chunky shapes of the soldier contrasting with the tattered, wispy prisoner image. So effective.  Soviet World War II propaganda, captioned "Glory to the soldier-liberator!".

The solid, chunky shapes of the soldier contrasting with the tattered, wispy prisoner image. So effective. Soviet World War II propaganda, captioned "Glory to the soldier-liberator!".

Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat in Lithuania who saved 6,000 Jews. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away.

Chiune Sugihara, Japanese diplomat in Lithuania who saved 6,000 Jews. When the Nazis began rounding up Jews, Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away.

another great infographic. great use of colour, red for the blood shed, pain and danger. yellow for hope and grief (in some cultures)

another great infographic. great use of colour, red for the blood shed, pain and danger. yellow for hope and grief (in some cultures)

Map of the Holocaust in Poland during the Second World War (1939-1945) at the time of German occupation of Poland. This map shows all German Nazi extermination camps (or death camps), prominent concentration, labor and prison camps, major prewar Polish cities with ghettos set up by Nazi Germany, major deportation routes and major massacre sites.

Map of the Holocaust in Poland during the Second World War (1939-1945) at the time of German occupation of Poland. This map shows all German Nazi extermination camps (or death camps), prominent concentration, labor and prison camps, major prewar Polish cities with ghettos set up by Nazi Germany, major deportation routes and major massacre sites.

Child soldier.  Why do so many re-enactor groups refuse members under the age of 18?  In wartime, nobody cares about the pitch of your voice.

Child soldier. Why do so many re-enactor groups refuse members under the age of 18? In wartime, nobody cares about the pitch of your voice.

Russian girl sniper - Leningrad Front...World War II....Awaiting the German Army. She looks like a superhero.

Russian girl sniper - Leningrad Front...World War II....Awaiting the German Army. She looks like a superhero.

In Soviet Union women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists. The word “front-line girl” (frontovichka) became a terrible insult, synonimous to “whore”. Hundreds thousand of girls who went to war to protect their homeland with their very lives, who came back injured or disabled, with medals for valor, had to hide it to protect themselves from public scorn.

In Soviet Union women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists. The word “front-line girl” (frontovichka) became a terrible insult, synonimous to “whore”. Hundreds thousand of girls who went to war to protect their homeland with their very lives, who came back injured or disabled, with medals for valor, had to hide it to protect themselves from public scorn.

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