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Bundesarchiv Bild 133-130, Worms, Jungmädelbund, Werbung

Members of the League of German Girls paste up a recruiting poster urging young women to join their ranks Nazi activists understood the importance of peer pressure as a motivating factor for mass recruitment to the Nazi movement

Image 45 of 45 A German mother shields the eyes of her son as they walk with other civilians past a row of exhumed bodies outside Suttrop, Germany. The bodies were those of 57 Russians killed by German SS troops and dumped in a mass grave before the arrival of troops from the U.S. Ninth Army. Soldiers of the 95th Infantry division were led by informers to the massive grave on May 3, 1945. Before burial, all German civilians in the vicinity were ordered to view the victims

A German mother shields the eyes of her son as they walk past a row of exhumed bodies, 57 Russians killed by SS troops and dumped in a mass outside Suttrop, Germany. Before burial, all German.

In this poster, by emphasizing that the war was not for territory but to protect German children, the Nazi Propaganda Directorate sought to justify Germany's actions as defensive, to preserve the nation's future. Nazi Party Central Propaganda Directorate, Parole der Woche (Slogan of the Week), March 11, 1940

Why's We Fight - For Our Children's Bread 1940 slogan of the week

Thessaloniki, Greece, July 11, 1942, "The Black Sabbath". New photographs of that day's gathering of Greek Jews by the German occupation forces come to life by Andreas Assael; he bought them in a German flea-market recently, bought and edited them. On one of the photos Andreas recognized his father. 45.000 Greek Jews never came back from the German death camps. Only 1.100 survived.

Thessaloniki, Greece, July "The Black Sabbath". Greek Jews never came back from the German death camps.

All of Germany listened to the Führer's speech, at the memorable Reichstag meetings on January 30, 1937." The National Socialist press published such photos after speeches by prominent Party leaders to reinforce the idea that ordinary people felt solidarity with the regime.

Germans listen to an antisemitic speech by Hitler. Josef Goebbels, minister of propaganda, encouraged every family to acquire a radio.

The German registration of Jews programme  was conducted with the assistance of the French authorities from the Vichy regime. Their ultimate destination was a concentration camp in eastern Germany or Poland. Their chances of surviving the war were slim. (not all which glitters in France is of beauty and deliciousness. Never forget Vichy!)

AUG 21 1941 Deportation of Foreign Jews from Paris The German registration programme was conducted with the assistance of the French authorities from the Vichy regime.

SS barracks, target practicing demonstarted for a visitting chief of police Martin...

Inner courtyard of the SS barracks in Nuremberg, visit by Chief of Police Martin during an exercise on 11 May, 1942

Witnesses wait for lunch during a break in the proceedings at the International Military Tribunal trial of war criminals at Nuremberg. Visible at left is former Admiral Miklos Horthy speaking with former Luftwaffe General Albert Kesselring.

Witnesses wait for lunch during a break in the proceedings at the International Military Tribunal trial of war criminals at Nuremberg. Visible at left is former Admiral Miklos Horthy speaking with former Luftwaffe General Albert Kesselring.

Photos of 904 children who survived Buchenwald concentration camp

On April 1945 American forces of the Armored Division liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp.

“Jewish deportees in the Drancy transit camp near Paris, France, in 1942, on their last stop before the German concentration camps. Some 13,152 Jews (including 4,115 children) were rounded up by French police forces, taken from their homes to the "Vel d'Hiv”, or winter cycling stadium in southwestern Paris, in July of 1942. They were later taken to a rail terminal at Drancy, northeast of the French capital, and then deported to the east. Only a handful ever returned.“

Bleak: A photograph taken in 1942 shows Jewish deportees in the Drancy transit camp, their last stop before the German concentration camps. Tens of thousands of Holocaust survivors now live in poverty in Israel

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