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A British Cruiser tank is unloaded at a port in Egypt, on November It is one of a large number which had just been shipped there by British forces.

Jewish deportees from Luxembourg, Austria, and Czechoslovakia during deportation from the Lodz ghetto to the Chelmno extermination camp. Lodz, Poland, 1942.

Jewish deportees from Luxembourg, Austria, and Czechoslovakia during deportation from the Lodz ghetto to the Chelmno extermination camp.

Bloody Sunday  was a series of killings against the German minority that took place at the beginning of WWII. On 3rd Sept. 1939, 2 days after the beginning of the German invasion of Poland, highly controversial killings occurred in & around Bydgoszcz, a Polish city with a sizable German minority. The Nazis exploited the deaths as grounds for a massacre of Polish inhabitants after the Wehrmacht captured the town.

Bromberg massacre: many ethnic German civilians are killed in the Polish city of Bromberg.

Joel Brand was a sailor and odd-job man, originally from Transylvania but raised in Germany, who became known for his efforts during the Holocaust to save the Hungarian-Jewish community from deportation to the concentration camp at Auschwitz. He is remembered, in particular, for his negotiations with the German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer, Adolf Eichmann, to barter one million Jews for 10,000 trucks and other goods, a deal the Nazis called "Blut gegen Waren" ("blood for goods").

Joel Brand was a sailor and odd-job man, originally from Transylvania but raised in Germany, who became known for his efforts during the Holocaust to save the Hungarian-Jewish community from deportation to the concentration camp at Auschwitz. He is remembered, in particular, for his negotiations with the German Schutzstaffel (SS) officer, Adolf Eichmann, to barter one million Jews for 10,000 trucks and other goods, a deal the Nazis called "Blut gegen Waren" ("blood for goods").

High-ranking Arrow Cross Party members with Nazi officers. Budapest, Hungary, fall 1944.  — Magyar Nemzeti Muzeum Torteneti Fenykeptar

High-ranking Arrow Cross Party members with Nazi officers.

1940- Finnish nurse gives one of the first Canadian and American volunteers with the Finns his first lesson in how to keep from freezing.

Finnish nurse gives one of the first Canadian and American volunteers with the Finns his first lesson in how to keep from freezing. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Finland during World War II, some 242,000 women join Lotta-Svard (named for a fictional Finnish battlefield heroine)

In Finland during World War II, some women join Lotta-Svard (named for a fictional Finnish battlefield heroine), making the female paramilitary group the largest volunteer organization in the world. My aunt, Anna Kallio, was a Lotta :-) She was just

Desert Rats 8th Army Egypt

He was a tank driver with I think the Army.

6th June 1944: US troops travel the English Channel on a barge en route to Normandy, France for the D-Day Invasion, World War II. An American flag flies behind them. (Photo by Anthony Potter Collection/Getty Images)

US troops travel the English Channel on a barge en route to Normandy, France for the D-Day Invasion, World War II. An American flag flies behind them. June 1944 (Photo by Anthony Potter Collection/Getty Images)

On the night of 31 August 1939 a group of German operatives, dressed in Polish uniforms and led by Naujocks, seized Gleiwitz station and broadcast an anti-German message in Polish.  The Germans' goal was to make the attack and the broadcast look like the work of anti-German Polish saboteurs. Franciszek Honiok, a German known for sympathizing with the Poles, was dressed as a saboteur; killed by lethal injection, shot, and left at the scene, so he appeared to have been killed attacking the…

The Gleiwitz incident was a staged attack by Nazi forces posing as Poles on 31 August against the German radio station Sender Gleiwitz in Gleiwitz (since Gliwice, Poland) on the eve of World War II in Europe.

Chaim Rumkowski was a Polish Jew and functioned as the German Nazi-nominated head of the Ältestenrat or Jewish authorities in the Łódź Ghetto. Before the Nazi German invasion of Poland, Rumkowski was a businessman and director of an orphanage. In this position he had direct responsibility for providing heat, work, food, housing, and health and welfare services to the ghetto population.  Rumkowski and his family voluntarily joined the last transport to Auschwitz, and were murdered August 28…

Mordecai Rumkowski trying some of the soup supplied to the Jews of the Lodz Ghetto.

IRAN. Kazvin. Soviet soldiers outside the Soviet HQ established in the only hotel in town. 1941.

Soviet soldiers outside the Soviet HQ established in the only hotel in town. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Tank-borne infantry moving up to take the town of Ghuta before the Japanese can occupy it. The men are members of Colonel Victor Bleasdale’s 29th Marines.

Tank-borne infantry moving up to take the town of Ghuta before the Japanese can occupy it. The men are members of Colonel Victor Bleasdale’s Marines.

Inspecting North African bases, Winston Churchill attends a USAAF 414th Bombardment Squadron briefing at Chateau-dun-du-Rhumel Airfield, Tunsia, 31 May 1943. Alan Brooke, Chief of the Imperial Staff, is seated to Churchill’s right.

Inspecting North African bases, Winston Churchill attends a US Bombardment Squadron briefing at Chateau-dun-du-Rhumel Airfield, Tunisia, 31 May (US Army Air Forces photo)

Men of the 8th Infantry Regiment attempted to move forward but were pinned down by German small arms from within the Belgian town of Libin, 7 september 1944.

[Photo] Men of the 8th Infantry Regiment attempted to move forward but were pinned down by German small arms from within the Belgian town of Libin, 7 Sep 1944

Men of the Infantry Regiment attempt to move forward and are pinned down by German small arms from within the Belgian town of Libin. Men seek cover behind hedges and signs to return the fire.

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