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Rare Historical Photos That Will Blow Your Mind ( Part 2 of 17) [Copy link] 中文

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18. Gandhi’s letter to Hitler

A real letter sent from Gandhi to Hitler in July of 1939, which reads:

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DEAR FRIEND,

Friends have been urging me to write to you for the sake of humanity. But I have resisted their request, because of the feeling that any letter from me would be an impertinence. Something tells me that I must not calculate and that I must make my appeal for whatever it may be worth.

It is quite clear that you are today the one person in the world who can prevent a war which may reduce humanity to a savage state. Must you pay that price for an object however worthy it may appear to you to be? Will you listen to the appeal of one who has deliberately shunned the method of war not without considerable success? Any way I anticipate your forgiveness, if I have erred in writing to you.

I remain,
Your sincere friend,
M. K. Gandhi


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19. A post-liberation meeting

When the 3rd Armored Division of the US Army liberated Buchenwald, this Russian inmate points an identifying and accusing finger at a Nazi guard who was especially cruel towards the prisoners.


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The photo was taken on April 14, 1945. Estimates place Buchenwald’s death toll at over 56,000 people. It was built on Etter Mountain, near Weimar, in July of 1937. It was one of the original concentration camps built on German soil and also the largest.
Buchenwald held 250,000 prisoners while it was open. More than twice as many deaths occurred there as in the Dachau concentration camp.


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20. A tagged-up fighter jet

The Navy had a funny tradition – every time a plane would land on the wrong carrier, it would be covered with graffiti before being returned.

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There’s also a historical rivalry between the branches of the military, hence the “Must be Air Force” slogan.
Moments of levity like this were important to break up the monotony of life in the military, and also to raise morale during a dark and frightening time.


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