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Holocaust History - Murder of Hungarian Jewry - Yad Vashem. Dunaszerdahely, Hungary, Deportation of Jews to Auschwitz on June 1944 Yad Vashem Photo Archives, « PreviousImage 3 of

On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them. Yet what had they (and their families) done to warrant such an end?

“ On 2 July most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away.

Sign erected by British forces at the gates of Bergen-Belsen after the liberation (Photograph BU 6995 from the Collections of the Imperial War Museum, via Wikimedia Commons) - See more at: http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/european/2015/06/back-to-belsen-using-the-british-librarys-newspaper-collections.html#sthash.QJeOn8ZI.dpuf

A sign erected by British Forces at the entrance to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, Germany, 29 May The remains of the camp itself were about to be burnt to the ground by the British occupation forces. A similar sign in German was also erected.

The first wave of U.S. soldiers on their way to Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944 1st Infantry Division

Some of the first American soldiers to attack the German defenses in Higgins Boats (LCVPs) approach Omaha Beach near Normandy, France on June Plastic covers protect the soldier's weapons against from the water.

Joan Baez - Bob Dylan's song "It Ain't Me, Babe" was written for his former girlfriend Joan Baez http://youtu.be/4d8o8vNTNao

Joan Baez

Joan Baez is a Mexican American folk singer and prominent activist in the fields of human rights, peace, and environmental justice. In the and she led 600 people in an antiwar demonstration in San Francisco,

St. Maximilian Kolbe

An Atheist’s Favorite Saint – Maximilian Kolbe

Saint Maximilian Kolbe January 1894 – 14 August was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in .

Stolen by the Nazis: The tragic tale of 12,000 blue-eyed blond children taken by the SS to create an Aryan super-race Folker Heinecke

Stolen by the Nazis: The tragic tale of 12,000 blue-eyed blond children taken by the SS to create an Aryan super-race

Stolen by the Nazis: The tragic tale of blue-eyed blond children taken by the SS to create an Aryan super-race Folker Heinecke History and WWII

A child wearing a so-called Mickey Mouse gas mask during World War Two. I’ve never seen anything resemble Mickey Mouse less. They were red to make it more attractive to children but children aren’t stupid. This one is far more convincing:    I could be wrong but the impression I get is that the top picture was of a European unofficial Mickey Mouse gas mask whilst the second picture was genuinely designed by Disney when war broke out in the USA.

A child wearing a so-called Mickey Mouse gas mask during World War Two. We had similar in Israel in the Golf War, only young kids had one with a motor to increase airflow. Took them to school, playground, everywhere.

Birkenau, Poland, May 1944, Women and children deemed unfit for work, on their way to gas chamber no. 4.

Homefront: This is the harsh reality for many On the Jewish Homefront; Jewish women and children who have been selected for death at Auschwitz-Birkenau, walk toward the gas chambers.

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