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.
Ku Klux Klan meeting, South Carolina,1950’s by W. Eugene Smith.
"Strange Fruit" is what Billie Holiday called such scenes in the song Strange Fruit. It was a powerful protest song, written by Abel Meeropol in 1937, after he had looked upon the 1930 photograph of a lynching that occurred in Marion, Indiana. There is some debate that the song is not art, but rather propaganda, albeit that her song is *honest, fact-based* propaganda, a message designed to discomfit apathetic minds.
"Spontaneous Combustion". A sensational method of death between the late 1800s and early half of the 20th century. Was it a brilliant murder method? Because since we've had forensic capabilities, no one has purportedly died of spontaneous combustion.