“The last Jew in Vinnitsa” – Member of Einsatzgruppe D (a Nazi SS death squad) is just about to shoot a Jewish man kneeling before a filled mass grave in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1941. All 28,000 Jews from Vinnitsa and its surrounding areas were massacred.
Queen Zenobia , 3rd century CE queen of Palmyra (modern Syria), Zenobia claimed Cleopatra as ancestor. She started as a regent for her son, but then claimed the throne, defying the Romans, and rode into battle against them. She was eventually defeated by Aurelian.
Palmyra site, Syria...the dust settled in my hair for days after visiting this amazing site... it rises from the landscape and pulls at the history buff in all of us. Syria is on my fave list for places to travel...the people, more than the sites made a lasting impression on me