Dr Herta Oberheuser, a physician who worked at Ravenbruck concentration camp, is flanked by a US guard while on trial for war crimes including injecting prisoners with petrol and deliberately inflicting wounds for experiments.
September 1946: The head of a hanged Polish man, shrunken and preserved using traditional South American methods. It was taken from an SS overseer, who used it as a paperweight. The head was listed at the Nuremberg war crimes tribunal under the heading 'Utilization of Human Material'. Picture Post - 4200 - The Greatest Trial In History - pub. 1946
7th war loan. Now .. All Together. U.S. Marines raise the American flag on Mount Suribachin, Iwo Jima, in this poster from the U.S. Treasury for War Bonds. Painted by Cecil Calvert Beall from a photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. Vintage WWII poster, 1945.
A New Zealand sniper positions himself amongst the ruins and takes aim with his rifle during the Battle of Monte Cassino. The Battle of Monte Cassino was a costly series of four assaults by the Allies against the Winter Line in Italy held by the Germans and Italians during the Italian Campaign. The intention was a breakthrough to Rome. Cassino, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy. 26 March 1944.
Hans Hauck was an Afro-German ("Rhineland Bastard") survivor of the Nazi regime in Germany. During 1935 or 1936 Hauck was sterilized under Nazi racial purity measures. In 1939 he was declared "unworthy" to join the Army when he went through the conscription process, however a friend of the family got him in. He attributed his survival of the Nazi regime to his service in the Army. He made "Private first Class" within five months. Hauck was wounded five times.
Prof. Dr.Paul Rostock was Chief of the Office for Medical Science and Research under Third Reich Commissioner Karl Brandt. He was also a professor of surgery at the University of Berlin, where he headed the university surgical clinic as well. After the war, Rostock was charged of implication in several series of human experiments on concentration camp prisoners. He was though exonerated and returned to private practice until his death in 1956.