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Want to see what hate looks like? Here it is - Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, upon hearing that his photographer - Alfred Eisenstaedt - was Jewish., He blamed the defeat of Germany on the German people and not Hitler. On May 1st, 1945, he gave poison to his six children and then shot his wife and himself.

Want to see what hate looks like? Here it is - Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, upon hearing that his photographer - Alfred Eisenstaedt - was Jewish., He blamed the defeat of Germany on the German people and not Hitler. On May 1st, 1945, he gave poison to his six children and then shot his wife and himself.

43-0038a  A Corsair unloads its rockets on a Japanese position during the battle for Okinawa, June 1945.

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A Corsair unloads its rockets on a Japanese position during the battle for Okinawa, June 1945.

female soldier of the Polish resistance "Home Army" (Armia Krajowa) 2WW The Armia Krajowa, or Home Army, was the dominant Polish resistance movement in World War II German-occupied Poland. The AK's primary resistance operations were the sabotage of German activities, including transports headed for the Eastern Front in the Soviet Union. The AK also fought several full-scale battles against the Germans, particularly in 1943 and 1944.

Janina Forbertówna, a resistance fighter from Warsaw Uprising of 1944

Janina Forbertówna (code name "Jasia"), a liason officer of the Armia Ludowa. Her fate is unknown.

This German soldier was killed on the first day of the German invasion of Poland, September 1, 1939, precisely at Hill 179, near Chojnice.

This German soldier was killed on the first day of the German invasion of Poland, September 1, 1939, precisely at Hill 179, near Chojnice.

Foot inspection for the 7th Armoured Division, North Africa - World War II

American soldiers tie one of three Nazi spies to be executed to a post before a firing squad. The three German men were captured behind American lines, monitoring roads and bridges along the Meuse during the fighting in Eastern Europe.

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Berlin street fighting. March 1945. Berlin's last defense was children & old men....

Apocalypse: Battle Of Berlin: 1945 (LARGE IMAGES)

Rare pictures from the Battle of Berlin in April 1945.

Arlette and Liliane Bloch were deported to Auschwitz in 1944 and used for twins experiments. Neither of them survived.

Arlette and Liliane Bloch

Arlette and Liliane Bloch and other photos of Liliane Bloch and the bloch family. Put faces to the names of your loved ones at AncientFaces.

General Friedrich Kussin (1895-1944), the German commander of Arnhem in the Netherlands, was ambushed and killed by British paratroopers at a crossroads on September 17, 1944 during Operation Market Garden. This is a photograph of Josef Willeke, his dead driver, also killed in the attack by multiple machine gun fire, along with his interpreter, Max Köster. The three Germans were apparently only armed with second-rank obsolete rifles.

General Friedrich Kussin (1895-1944), the German commander of Arnhem in the Netherlands, was ambushed and killed by British paratroopers at a crossroads on September 17, 1944 during Operation Market Garden. This is a photograph of Josef Willeke, his dead driver, also killed in the attack by multiple machine gun fire, along with his interpreter, Max Köster. The three Germans were apparently only armed with second-rank obsolete rifles.

A German Luftwaffe officer POW disembarking in Newhaven, England glances contemptuously at a guard (ca. 1941)

Historical Times

A German Luftwaffe officer POW disembarking in Newhaven, England glances contemptuously at a guard (ca. 1941)

Erwin Rommel

Erwin Rommel

Atrocities - Buchenwald Concentration Camp. American soldiers on a tour of the infamous Buchenwald Concentration Camp at Weimar, Germany, li...

Color Pictures of Concentration Camp durning World War II, Royalty Free

Royalty Free Color Pictures of World War II.

Nov. 4, 1942: Two alert U.S. Marines stand beside their small tank on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands during World War II. The military tank was used against the Japanese in the battle of the Tenaru River during the early stages of fighting. (AP Photo)

Nov. 4, 1942: Two alert U.S. Marines stand beside their small tank on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands during World War II. The military tank was used against the Japanese in the battle of the Tenaru River during the early stages of fighting. (AP Photo)