Somehow it seemed brutal to intrude upon the privacy of these terror-stricken people, but I did my job. I was making a documentary record of a thing that was really happening. I was impressed by Warsaw's will to survive. - Julien Bryan in Siege (1940)
Late 1930's. German, Austrian and Czechoslovakian children of Jewish descent were permitted to leave their countries and families on the Kindertransport; a train bound for Britain. These children ranged in age from infant to 17 and were placed with families in Britain. Many never saw their parents again.
Picture from an Einsatzgruppen soldier’s personal album, labelled on the back as “Last Jew of Vinnitsa, it shows a member of Einsatzgruppe D is just about to shoot a Jewish man kneeling before a filled mass grave in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1941. All 28,000 Jews from Vinnitsa and its surrounding areas were massacred at the time.
<> French Resistance member Georges Blind smiling in front of a German execution squad. October 1944. It was a mock execution intended to make him talk. Georges never did. He was forwarded to a concentration camp, where he was selected for termination on arrival, dying some time in late November 1944.
Behind the Picture: Joseph Goebbels Glares at the Camera, Geneva, 1933
Alfred Eisenstaedt, who was Jewish, on photographing Nazi Joseph Goebbels: In 1933, I traveled to Lausanne and Geneva for the fifteenth session of the League of Nations. There, sitting in the hotel garden, was Dr. Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s minister of propaganda. He smiles, but not at me. He was looking at someone to my left. . . . Suddenly he spotted me and I snapped him. His expression changed. Here are the eyes of hate. . . .