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 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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Wilhelm Hosenfeld (2 May 1895 – 13 August 1952), was a German Army officer who rose to the rank of Hauptmann by the end of the war. He helped to hide or rescue several Poles, including Jews, in Nazi-occupied Poland, and is perhaps most remembered for helping Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Władysław Szpilman to survive, hidden, in the ruins of Warsaw during the last months of 1944. He died in Soviet captivity on 13 August 1952, from injury possibly sustained during torture.
This story is told from the two different perspectives, in two different time frames. Anna Schlemmer, the mother of Trudy, was living in Germany during WWII. She was liberated by an American soldier when Trudy was 3 years old and went to live with him in Minnesota. She never talked of her past. Trudy, now a professor of German History, begins to investigate her past and finally discovers the heartbreaking truth of her mother's life. This is an
It is August 1944 and the Gestapo is mercilessly rounding up suspected enemies of the Third Reich. When Joseph Engel, a German physicist working on the atomic bomb, finds that he is actually a Jew, adopted by Christian parents, he must flee for his life to neutral Switzerland. Gabi Mueller is a young Swiss American woman working for the newly formed American Office of Strategic Services (the forerunner to the C.I.A.) close to Nazi Germany. When she is asked to risk her life to safely "courier" Engel out of Germany, the fate of the world rests in her hands. If she can lead him to safety, she can keep the Germans from developing nuclear capabilities. But in a time of traitors and uncertainty, whom can she trust along the way? This fastpaced, suspenseful novel takes readers along treacherous twists and turns during a fascinatingand deadly time in history.
Raymond Aubrac, one of the last major figures of the French Resistance who got away from the Nazis' grasp in a now-legendary escape led by his equally renowned wife. Luci e Aubrac persuaded the local Gestapo leader, Klaus Barbie, to let her meet with her imprisoned husband. During the meeting, she told Aubrac of the Resistance's plan to attack the German truck that was to transfer him to another prison, then she herself led the armed commando attack that sprung her husband.
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"1860s photograph , a ward for non-violent women at the West Riding Asylum in Wakefield, England. Most of these patients had terminal dementia. The bonnet these women are wearing was common for female psychiatric patients at this time."