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German medics assisting a gravely wounded Red Army soldier. The photo was taken in July 1941. As the war progressed and a retreating Germany grew desperate, assistance to Russian wounded lessened until it mostly disappeared. By 1943, Russian wounded were routinely shot.

German medics assisting a gravely wounded Red Army soldier. The photo was taken in July 1941. As the war progressed and a retreating Germany grew desperate, assistance to Russian wounded lessened until it mostly disappeared. By 1943, Russian wounded were routinely shot.

Russian women and children recently liberated from a Nazi concentration camp lay flowers at the bodies of four dead American soldiers. Eyewitnesses reported the Americans were murdered by German officers after they had surrendered in Hilden, Germany (1945)

Russian women and children recently liberated from a Nazi concentration camp lay flowers at the bodies of four dead American soldiers. Eyewitnesses reported the Americans were murdered by German officers after they had surrendered in Hilden, Germany (1945)

Schienenwolf Russie, destruction de voies de chemin de fer lors du retrait des troupes allemandes. Ce crochet avance de 7 à 10 kms/h

Schienenwolf Russie, destruction de voies de chemin de fer lors du retrait des troupes allemandes. Ce crochet avance de 7 à 10 kms/h

Un prisonnier allemand de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, libéré par l’armée rouge, retrouve sa fille. L’enfant n’avait pas vu son père depuis l’âge de un an.

Un prisonnier allemand de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, libéré par l’armée rouge, retrouve sa fille. L’enfant n’avait pas vu son père depuis l’âge de un an.

Jewish men stand at the edge of a mass grave in Nazi occupied Russia, waiting to be shot.  Behind, more other men, and a young boy, wait their turn.  The Nazis forced the Jews to strip as a form of degradation, and because it made escape more difficult.  Also, their clothing was cleaned and sent to Germany for sale to Germans down on their luck.  Note the well-dressed civilians observing the executions as if they were a carnival attraction.

Jewish men stand at the edge of a mass grave in Nazi occupied Russia, waiting to be shot. Behind, more other men, and a young boy, wait their turn. The Nazis forced the Jews to strip as a form of degradation, and because it made escape more difficult. Also, their clothing was cleaned and sent to Germany for sale to Germans down on their luck. Note the well-dressed civilians observing the executions as if they were a carnival attraction.

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