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An SS doctor examines a group of kidnapped Polish children  judged to be "racially valuable" and ready for adoption by German parents.  Süddeutscher Verlag, Bilderdienst, Munich

An SS doctor examines a group of kidnapped Polish children judged to be "racially valuable" and ready for adoption by German parents. Süddeutscher Verlag, Bilderdienst, Munich

This photo was taken by photographer Jack Bradley and depicts the exact moment this boy, Harold Whittles, hears for the very first time ever. The doctor treating him has just placed an earpiece in his left ear. Date unknown.

This photo was taken by photographer Jack Bradley and depicts the exact moment this boy, Harold Whittles, hears for the very first time ever. The doctor treating him has just placed an earpiece in his left ear. Date unknown.

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.  I have read anecdotes that the shooter - a Hungarian Auxiliary - was drunk when he did this, and upon sobering up, was so horrified at his deed that he committed suicide.  I feel no compassion for him.

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. I have read anecdotes that the shooter - a Hungarian Auxiliary - was drunk when he did this, and upon sobering up, was so horrified at his deed that he committed suicide. I feel no compassion for him.

Wars are always started by the adults, but not only adults take part. War does not spare anyone, so armed kids aren't a rare occurrence. Sometimes they are

A shell shocked soldier in the trenches during World War One. "I don't know why, but I find this image strangely beautiful. Grievous, but beautiful. I am not sure of the photographer of this piece or the name of the soldier in the photo. I do know that it is the cover image of the book "Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain, 1914-30," written by Fiona Reid. If anyone knows the photographer's name, I would appreciate it very much."~Sethaka.

A shell shocked soldier in the trenches during World War One. "I don't know why, but I find this image strangely beautiful. Grievous, but beautiful. I am not sure of the photographer of this piece or the name of the soldier in the photo. I do know that it is the cover image of the book "Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain, 1914-30," written by Fiona Reid. If anyone knows the photographer's name, I would appreciate it very much."~Sethaka.

ostfeldzug: “Leutnant Karl Radermacher ““Karl Radermacher (born 12 December 1922) was a Leutnant in the Heer during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to...pin by Paolo Marzioli

ostfeldzug: “Leutnant Karl Radermacher ““Karl Radermacher (born 12 December 1922) was a Leutnant in the Heer during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to...pin by Paolo Marzioli