American tank crews listen as Bernard Herzog who was liberated from the camp of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. Herzog was a prisoner of war for several years in the Philippines during World War II. After the war, he returned to Marysville and worked for a local taxi company.
Along with the honor guard, a young John F. Kennedy salutes his father’s coffin. John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States and was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald.
During the war, efforts were made to combat boredom and raise morale in underground shelters. At Christmas, parties were held for the children and the shelter walls were decorated with paper chains and decorations while amateur singing nights, discussion groups, and sewing circles were held regularly.
Finnish soldiers sometimes took fallen, frozen Soviet soldiers and posed them upright as psychological warfare to intimidate Soviet troops. During the Winter War, many of the soldiers were from the south and hadn’t ever experienced harsh winter conditions and ended up freezing to death due to lack of supplies.
Turkish officials teased starving Armenian children by showing bread during the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian Genocide, also known as the Armenian Holocaust was the Ottoman government’s systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects inside their historic homeland, which lies within the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey.
After World War II ended, many liberated citizens celebrated not having to live in fear of the Third Reich leader. Here, Allied soldiers mock Hitler with his salute atop his balcony at the Reich Chancellery.
Soviet soldiers standing over a large pile of human ashes found at the Majdanek concentration camp in 1944. Located on the outskirts of the city of Lublin during the German occupation of Poland, Majdanek is the best preserved Nazi concentration camp from the Holocaust.