Alexei Figueroa

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Ordinary people. The courage to say no.    The photo was taken in Hamburg in 1936, during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser. He had already been in trouble with the authorities, having been sentenced to two years hard labour for marrying a Jewish woman.  We know little else about August Landmesser, except that he had two children. By pure chance, one of his children recognized…

The courage to say no. The photo was taken in Hamburg in during the celebrations for the launch of a ship. In the crowed, one person refuses to raise his arm to give the Nazi salute. The man was August Landmesser.

Jewish prisoners at the moment of their liberation from a death train near the Elbe. Photograph by Major Clarence L. Benjamin. Germany, April 1945.

The Moment of Liberation, 1945 [[MORE]] This is such a powerful photo. It was taken in April, 1945 by Major Clarence Benjamin and shows a train of Jewish prisoners that had been intercepted by Allied Forces. This is the moment they learned that the.

German civilians are forced to walk past bodies of 30 Jewish women starved to death by German SS troops

Sudeten German civilians are forced to walk past bodies of 30 Jewish women starved to death by SS troops in a 300 mile march across Czechoslovakia.

In one of the most infamous pictures of WWII, a member of the SS prepares to shoot a Jewish woman with her back to him, desperate to protect her child. A single bullet from his rifle was sufficient for both at such intimate range.

In one of the most infamous pictures of WWII, a member of the SS prepares to shoot a Jewish woman with her back to him, desperate to protect her child. A single bullet from his rifle was sufficient for both at such intimate range. We must never forget.

A Jewish woman running screaming through a Lvov street during the pogroms of early July 1941.Ukrainian youths, one holding a stick, are chasing her.On June 30, 1941, Lvov was conquered by the Germans. Pogroms against the Jews began that day, carried out by Ukranian civilians and the German Einsatzgruppe C. The Ukrainians were incited by rumors that the Jews had participated in the murders of Ukrainian political prisoners in the Soviet regime's. In few days, some 4,000 Jews were killed.

A Jewish woman running and screaming through a Lvov street during the pogroms of early July 1941 ~ Ukrainian youths, one holding a stick, are chasing her ~ On June Lvov was conquered by the Germans ~ Pogroms against the Jews began that day ~

French Resistance member Georges Blind smiling in front of a German execution squad. October 1944.

French Resistance member Georges Blind smiling in front of a German execution squad. October In the end, this turned out to be a mock execution intended to make him talk. Georges never did. He was forwarded to a concentration camp.

A smiling US Army Corporal William R. Kamp observes a German dead near the town of Frauwüllesheim, Feb 28, 1945.

Why is he smiling? Army Corporal William Camp inspects a German soldier who was killed near the German town Frauwüllesheim. In the foreground - the muzzle brakeof a German field howitzer le.

Tank destroyers attached to the 82nd Airborne Division move up in the fog toward Chenaux, Belgium - December 20, 1944,

Battle of the bulge - American tank destroyers move forward during heavy fog to stem German spearhead near Werbomont, Belgium, 20 Dec Werbomont, TD, Airborne Division

German grenadier ready to throw "potato masher" grenade Stielhandgranate-24 somewhere on the Eastern Front. The grenade was a weapon the German Army had integrated closely with small unit fighting -- and the grenade was always on the very front line.

German grenadier ready to throw a"potato masher" grenade, somewhere on the Eastern Front. The grenade was a weapon the German Army had integrated closely with small unit fighting -- and was us on the front lines.

Troops of the 150th Infantry Division of the Red Army strike a pose on the steps of the ruined Reichstag in Berlin. In the foreground, the 14-year boy in uniform is the adopted son of the division's Artemenkov Regiment, May 1945.

Troops of the Infantry Division of the Red Army strike a pose on the steps of the ruined Reichstag in Berlin. In the foreground, the boy in uniform is the adopted son of the division's Artemenkov Regiment, May

Waffen SS Captain Karl-Heinz Boska was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. He served with SS Division Das Reich and SS Regiment Langemack. In Nov 1943, Boska led a fierce counterattack against the Russians; with his five tanks he knocked out 12 Russian armor, one field gun, and killed 380 enemy soldiers. He survived the war and died at 84 in 2004.

Waffen SS Captain Karl-Heinz Boska was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. He served with SS Division Das Reich and SS Regiment Langemack. In Nov Boska led a fierce.