The bodies of Jewish women exhumed from a mass grave near Volary. The victims died at the end of a death march from Helmbrechts, a subcamp of Flossenbürg. Volary, Czechoslovakia, May 11, 1945.
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.
The Bielski brothers,True Heroes! three Jewish brothers who saved 1200 Jews, by hiding in the forest for 2 years. Made into a film called ''Defiance'' starring Daniel Craig in 2010 #History #WWII
Czech civilians enthusiastically greet Soviet troops as they enter Prague. At their feet lies an ethnic Sudeten German who collaborated with German forces and was lynched by Czech Resistance members and civilians. Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic). 8 May 1945.
Czechoslovakia, German soldiers surrendering, May 1945.
WW II: Shooting Jews in Kovno, 1942. When conducting executions by shooting, the Germans would use existing ravines, sand-pits, quarries or abandoned Russian anti-tank ditches. If no facility existed, the Germans would make the victims dig their own graves. The Einsatzgruppen were special SS mobile formations tasked with carrying out the mass murder of Jews, communists & others unfit to live by the Nazis. By 1944 the 2,700 Einsatzgruppen killed over 700,000.