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Flüchtlinge aus dem Val d'Ossola bei ihrer Ankunft in Brig (Wallis), 1944.

Flüchtlinge aus dem Val d'Ossola bei ihrer Ankunft in Brig (Wallis),

Why would Hugo Jaeger, a photographer dedicated to lionizing Adolf Hitler and the “triumphs” of the Third Reich, choose to immortalize conquered Jews in Warsaw and Kutno (in central Poland) in such an uncharacteristic, intimate manner? Most German photographers working in the same era as Jaeger usually focused on the Wehrmacht; on Nazi leaders; and on the military victories the Reich was routinely enjoying in the earliest days of the Second World War. Those pictures frequently document…

Haunting color photos made by Adolf Hitler's personal photographer, Hugo Jaeger, in the ghettos of Nazi-occupied Poland in 1939 and

Eugenius Kamer Identified | Remember Me: Displaced Children of the Holocaust

Eugenius Kamer Identified | Remember Me: Displaced Children of the Holocaust

Liberation of Bergen Belsen, April 1945.

Two emaciated women survivors after their liberation from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

This photo of Muriel Phillips Engelman, a Jewish-American #WWII Army nurse, was taken during the Battle of the Bulge when the Germans were 10 miles away from her location in a tent hospital (general). Her story is featured in Women Heroes of World War II: http://www.amazon.com/Women-Heroes-World-War-Resistance/dp/1613745230/ref=sr_1_2?s=books=UTF8=1372622688=1-2=women+heroes+of+world+war+ii+26+stories+of+espionage #WomensHistory:

This photo of Muriel Phillips Engelman, a Jewish-American Army nurse, was taken during the Battle of the Bulge when the Germans were 10 miles away from her location in a tent hospital (general). Her story is featured in Women Heroes of World War II:

A Jewish boy in the Lodz Ghetto, probably in 1941. The Germans cut food deliveries to the ghetto and they were especially interested in eliminating what they referred to as 'non-producers'. Eventually the Lodz children had to be given up to the NazIs who murdered them.

A Jewish boy in the Lodz Ghetto, probably in The Germans cut food deliveries to the ghetto and they were especially interested in eliminating what they referred to as 'non-producers'. Eventually the Lodz children had to be given up to the NazIs who

Portrait of David and Aaron Jakobowicz wearing Jewish badges in Sosnowiec. [Photograph #32085]

Portrait of David and Aaron Jakobowicz wearing Jewish badges in Sosnowiec.

The Vuijsje couple on their wedding day. Both are wearing the Jewish badge.

The Vuijsje couple on their wedding day. Both are wearing the Jewish badge.

Father Patrick Desbois (here with an elderly witness) is the founder of Yahad-In Unum, an organization that collects information about the mass killing of Jews and Roma in Ukraine and Belarus between 1941 and 1944. Witnesses are interviewed about the mass shootings and where the mass graves are located. Father Desbois estimates that there are no less than one million victims buried in 1,200 graves in Ukraine, and that only one-third of Ukrainian territory has been searched for such graves.

Father Patrick Desbois (here with an elderly witness) is the founder of Yahad-In Unum, an organization that collects information about the mass killing of Jews and Roma in Ukraine and Belarus between 1941 and 1944. Witnesses are interviewed about the mass shootings and where the mass graves are located. Father Desbois estimates that there are no less than one million victims buried in 1,200 graves in Ukraine, and that only one-third of Ukrainian territory has been searched for such graves.

Tatsuo Osako, a naval officer from Chiba, Japan has been named "The Japanese Schindler" by many historians. He, along with several colleagues, were responsible for transporting thousands of Jewish citizens from German-occupied territories to safety. Although Japan had an alliance with the Nazis during the war, their government did not adhere to the racial policies being advocated by Hitler and his officials, and men like Osako were credited with having saved hundreds of people.

An Evacuation of Jews, With Help From Japan

TATSUO OSAKO aka The Japanese Schindler (Japanese naval officer, responsible for transporting thousands of Jewish citizens from German-occupied territories to safety)

France, 01/01/1945, "Buchenwald Children", whose counselor was Rachel Mintz.

France, "Buchenwald Children", whose counselor was Rachel Mintz.

Lodz, Poland, Portrait of the Jewish girl Ruhama Klaine.

Lodz, Poland, Portrait of the Jewish girl Ruhama Klaine.

Lodz, Poland, A child in traditional clothes.  Belongs to collection: Yad Vashem Photo Archive  Additional Information: It may be that part of the collection was photographed by a German in the Polish Ghettos, and the pictures were developed in Germany.

Lodz, Poland, A child in traditional clothes. Belongs to collection: Yad Vashem Photo Archive Additional Information: It may be that part of the collection was photographed by a German in the Polish Ghettos, and the pictures were developed in Germany.

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