The photographer’s caption: “With the free French forces in the Western Desert: A ‘poilu’ taking a drink after dinner—March 1942, Libya”
Filipino orphans on the destroyed streets of Manila, 1945
The women SS guards moving the corpses of the dead inmates under the watchful eye of the British at Bergen-Belsen, 23 April 1945
Whoever this hunk is, he’s my history crush. He was in the Jewish Brigade, a segment of the British Army that fought the Germans in Italy in 1944. The rocket says “Hitler’s Gift”.
Dutch prisoners arriving in Zevenaar to return home after their stay in Germany, 1940.
A young German POW running down the streets of Lemgo, Germany 1945
In their search for justice that has endured for decades, the biggest challenge Nazi hunters face is time. The knowledge that war criminals are escaping prosecution through death by natural causes means their task has never been more pressing.
On Monday, German state police arrested a 93-year-old man accused of being a guard at the Auschwitz concentration camp. Hans Lipschis is the first suspect to be facing charges as part of a drive launched earlier this year to track down 50 suspected Auschwitz guards who are believed to be living in Germany.
Most of those involved in the murder of about 6 million Jews in the Holocaust and still alive will now be in their 90s, a ripe old age for people who carried out one the most heinous crimes in the history of humanity.
“Someday there will be no more Nazi criminals to go after and then our organization will shut down. But until then, we will exhaust all investigation possibilities.”
The mushroom cloud over Hiroshima as seen from the Japanese naval arsenal in Kure, 06 August 1945/Masami Oka
Panoramic views Hiroshima after the bomb, August 1945