Hildegard Martha Lächert (January 20, 1920 in Berlin – 1995) was a notorious female guard, Aufseherin, at several German World War II concentration camps. She became publicly known for her service at Ravensbrück, Majdanek and Auschwitz-Birkenau. After the war she spent 27 years in prison altogether for her brutal treatment of inmates during her camp service.
Before 1942, American children pledged allegiance to the flag with the Bellamy Salute so named after Francis Bellamy who wrote the pledge of allegiance in 1892. Worried that it might be confused with the Nazi's Roman salute, Congress changed the salute to simply placing a hand over the heart.
Normandy, June 1944: Pile of US and British helmets belonging to the group of POWs standing in front of the building. These trophies invariably went back to the steel factory to add supplies desperately needed by the German armed forces.
Isidor and Ida were well known amongst the first class passengers aboard the Titanic making their fortune from Macy's department store in New York. They were married for 41 years when the Titantic sank. While the boat was sinking Ida was urged to board a lifeboat, however, she refused to leave her husband's side, instead giving up her place to her maid. They were last seen on the deck of the Titantic in a tight embrace. Their funeral grew a large crowd and there's still a monument…