sohie scholl - german student, active within the white rose non-violent resistance group in nazi germany. She was cool...
White Rose - a Nazi resistance group. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets through the University of Munich. They were eventually caught and beheaded.
On the 70th Anniversary of the Execution of Sophie Scholl, 22 February 1943 - Sophie Scholl was a German woman executed by the Nazis for distributing anti-Nazi pamphlets. Prison officials, in later describing the scene, emphasized the courage with which she walked to her execution. Her last words were: "How can we expect righteousness to prevail when there is hardly anyone willing to offer themselves up individually for a righteous cause? Such a
During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a women who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. And she was a New Zealander. In spite of Hitler she lives to be 98.
The League of German Girls or League of German Maidens, was the girl's wing of the overall Nazi party youth movement, the Hitler Youth. It was the only female youth organization in Nazi Germany. Initially the League consisted of two sections: the Jungmädel, for girls ages 10 to 14, and the League proper for girls ages 14 to 18.
This is Elfriede Rinkel. In her twenties she was a guard at Ravensbrück. At the tail end of the Second World War, from June 1944 to April 1945, she was an acting handler of the viciously trained SS guard dogs. In 1959 Rinkel left for the United States where she was admitted as an immigrant. In the 1960s she met a German Jew, Fred William Rinkel and they married in 1962. Her husband had fled Nazi Germany and escaped the Holocaust but died never knowing of his wife’s past.
Hans Scholl of The White Rose, a small group of students and one professor at the University of Munich who defied and spoke out against Nazi horrors. In less than a year in 1943 Hans, his sister Sophie and Christoph Probst were caught, “tried” and beheaded. They saw crimes against humanity and resisted, knowing that this would cost them their lives. At a time when conformity turned an entire nation into a murderous mob, they remained
This is Rose Valland, one of the heroes of Nazi-Occupied France. An employee of the Louvre, she kept records of the art stolen by Nazi officers—what was taken, from where, and by whom. She was instrumental in the postwar return of countless stolen pieces, and one of the most decorated women in French history.
This is Rose Valland, one of the heroes of Nazi-Occupied France. An employee of the Louvre, she kept records of the art stolen by Nazi officers- what was taken, from where, and by who. She was instrumental in the postwar return of countless stolen pieces, and one of the most decorated women in French history.
APHFF#170: In the original webcomic artwork, mostly in World War-era strips, Germany was represented with the Nazi German Reichskriegsflagge. Later-era strips and artwork used the more modern flag, while the Reichskriegsflagge was done away with. A Germany fact, requested by meltedsunflower and bestlinkever. Picture: Source ((Derp))
8. May 1945 - Allied and German representatives singing the armistice. Capitulation of the Nazi Germany.
"Rhineland Bastard" was a derogatory term used in Nazi Germany to describe Afro-German children of mixed German and African parentage who were fathered by Africans serving as French colonial troops occupying the Rhineland after World War I. Under Nazism's racial theories, these children were considered inferior to "pure Aryans" and consigned to compulsory sterilization.
Edelweiss Pirates emerged from the swing kids and resisted the Nazi regime in Germany, often clashing with Hitler Youth and Gestapo. Their style took cues from the American swing movement, but was married to German folklore. Lederhosen was a central part of their look and they hated seeing their heritage maligned by the regime. Romanticized living off grid. Rebelled as only youth can.
"Rhineland Bastard" was a derogatory term used in Nazi Germany to describe Afro-German children of mixed German and African parentage, who were fathered by Africans serving as French colonial troops occupying the Rhineland after World War I. Under Nazism's racial theories, these children were considered inferior to "pure Aryans" and consigned to compulsory sterilization.
Marie von Maltzan: German resistance heroine, aristocrat, Veterinarian. Living in Berlin at the heart of the German war machine, she saved her Jewish lover (among others). She saved animals from being used by the German army, as well. She passed along information to those who needed it and made fools out of the Gestapo. Her self-styled epitaph was "I was never bored for a moment." What a woman. (story at link) - from History Girls website.
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence agent, carrying secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music. She was awarded honor of the Croix de Guerre, and received a Medal of the Resistance in 1946.
American soldiers discover Manet's “In the Conservatory” that was hidden (amongst other Nazi loot) in the salt mines of Merker, Germany. 1945.
"This victim of Nazi inhumanity still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops. Germany, April 16, 1945."
Hermine Braunsteiner, at Majdanek, selected women and children for execution, and whipped/stamped women to death. Nazi-hunters tracked her to USA. At her 1975 trial in Germany, a witness told how she “seized children by their hair and threw them on trucks heading to the gas chambers.” She directly murdered 80 people, abetted the murder of 102 children, and collaborated in the murder of 1,000 people. She was released in 1996 for health reasons.
During World War II, Josephine Baker served with the French Red Cross and was an active member of the French resistance. Using her career as a cover Baker became an intelligence Medal of the Resistance in 1946. In 1961 she received the highest French honor, the Legion d'Honneur from French president Charles deGaulle.
Genickschussanlage (German for "neck shooting facility") is the official name of a facility used for surprise executions in Nazi Germany. The victim was placed, under a pretext, in a position where a shot could be fired into the back of his/her neck from the neighboring room. The facilities were partly disguised as height measuring devices or medicinal instruments. The facility in this photo is located at Buchenwald. The victim stood with
COCO CHANEL WAS DEFINITELY A NAZI. Archival documents verify that Chanel herself was a Nazi spy, committing herself to the German cause as early as 1941, when she became a paid agent of General Walter Schellenberg, chief of SS intelligence. Why would Coco Chanel have sympathized with the Nazis?
Nazi Capturted in US. Hermine Braunsteiner Ryan-Former guard at the Majdanek & Ravensbruck concentration camps. Then moved to the US in 1959 & became a citizen, after marrying an American. She settled in Queens until 1964 when a tip by Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal to the NY Times led to her exposure. In 1973, she became the first Nazi war criminal extradited from the US to WGermany. She went through multiple criminal trials and was eventually sentenced to life in prison in 1981.
Viktors Arājs (13 January 1910 – 13 January 1988) was a Latvian collaborator and Nazi SS officer, who took part in the Holocaust during the German occupation of Latvia and Belarus (then called White Russia or White Ruthenia) as the leader of the Arājs Kommando. The Arajs Kommando murdered about half of Latvia's Jews.
May 7, 1945, This Day In History: The Defeat of German Nazi Forces / General Admiral Hans-Georg von Friedeburg (1895 – 1945) had been present at both the surrender of the German forces in the north of Germany at Lüneburg Heath and also at Reims. Placed under arrest at Flensburg with the other members of the Dönitz government, von Friedeburg chose to kill himself with a cyanide ampule in a toilet. His body was carried into his quarters and placed on a cot where it was photographed.
A bit premature. German soldiers hoist the Nazi flag in Stalingrad, 1942
Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camp - A little boy holds a handmade flag with the Star of David after the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp, Germany. Buchenwald was one of the largest concentration camps in Nazi Germany, established in July 1937, five miles north of Weimar.
German civilians of Ludwigsluts, Germany, file past the graves of the 200 victims of starvation and torture in the Nazi concentration camp near Wobbelin, Germany. The bodies were brought here for burial by German civilians under the supervision of soldiers of the 82nd airborne division.