The Topeka Daily Capital: Hitler Opens War in Poland Orders Army Meet Force With Force; Starts Offensive Along Polish Border. (Friday, September 1, 1939)

The Topeka Daily Capital: Hitler Opens War in Poland Orders Army Meet Force With Force; Starts Offensive Along Polish Border. (Friday, September 1, 1939)

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01 Sep 39: Germany invades Poland. For most European countries, this day marks the beginning of World War II. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0901&s=390901 #WWII

01 Sep 39: Germany invades Poland. For most European countries, this day marks the beginning of World War II. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0901&s=390901 #WWII

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He was born in the chaos of the aftermath of World War II. Nürnberg, Germany in ruins, Jun 1945.

He was born in the chaos of the aftermath of World War II. Nürnberg, Germany in ruins, Jun 1945.

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Hitler in Poland by Heinrich Hoffmann -- From left: Bodenschatz, Hitler, unknown, Reichenau and Himmler.

Hitler in Poland by Heinrich Hoffmann -- From left: Bodenschatz, Hitler, unknown, Reichenau and Himmler.

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This is Sigmund Sobolewski. He was the 88th prisoner to enter into Auschwitz. Born to a Catholic family in Poland, Sobolewski was an officer in the Polish Army when Germany invaded the country. He would survive the initial invasion only to be arrested for his father’s anti-Nazi activities. Only 17 years old when he arrived at Auschwitz on the very first transport to the fledgling camp in June of 1940, he would spend the next four and a half years there, until the camp’s liberation in January…

This is Sigmund Sobolewski. He was the 88th prisoner to enter into Auschwitz. Born to a Catholic family in Poland, Sobolewski was an officer in the Polish Army when Germany invaded the country. He would survive the initial invasion only to be arrested for his father’s anti-Nazi activities. Only 17 years old when he arrived at Auschwitz on the very first transport to the fledgling camp in June of 1940, he would spend the next four and a half years there, until the camp’s liberation in January…

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A young Polish boy returns to what was his home and squats among the ruins during a pause in the German air raids on Warsaw, Poland, in September of 1939. German attacks lasted until Warsaw surrendered on September 28. One week later, the last of the Polish forces capitulated near Lublin, giving full control of Poland to Germany and the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Julien Bryan)

A young Polish boy returns to what was his home and squats among the ruins during a pause in the German air raids on Warsaw, Poland, in September of 1939. German attacks lasted until Warsaw surrendered on September 28. One week later, the last of the Polish forces capitulated near Lublin, giving full control of Poland to Germany and the Soviet Union. (AP Photo/Julien Bryan)

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GERMANY AND POLISH SOLDIER AT THE BORDER FEW DAYS BEFORE TO BEGIN THE WAR 2

GERMANY AND POLISH SOLDIER AT THE BORDER FEW DAYS BEFORE TO BEGIN THE WAR 2

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German Troops Dismantling a Polish Border Post on September 1, 1939
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The Baltimore News, September 1, 1939: Hitler Opens War, Bombs Polish Cities

The Baltimore News, September 1, 1939: Hitler Opens War, Bombs Polish Cities

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