Arthur Greiser in Posen, Wartheland, Germany (now Poznań, Poland) shortly after German conquest, 2 Oct 1939
Reproduction of a letter written by Heinrich Himmler to Max Sollmann, director of the Lebensborn program, discussing options for dealing with the children of Lidice, Czecholoslovakia, whose parents were killed or deported to concentration camps in retaliation for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich. Himmler discusses the necessity that special arrangements be made at the Lebensborn home for the Germanization of eight of the one hundred and five children deemed racially good. The letter…
General Yamashita en route to signing the Jap surrender in the Philippines. Yamashita was justly hanged in 1946 for war crimes. It must have made the tiny little elf feel like a big boy to commit such heinous acts.
World War II, in Russia – the Great Patriotic War June 1941 – 9 May Lieutenant Colonel Alexander I. Klyukanov, the commander of a Russian infantry unit, that defended Leningrad during the siege. Leningrad Front, c. 1941 – Photo by Sergey N.