01 Sep 39: Germany invades Poland. For most European countries, this day marks the beginning of World War II. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0901&s=390901 #WWII

01 Sep 39: Germany invades Poland. For most European countries, this day marks the beginning of World War II. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0901&s=390901 #WWII

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Adolf Hitler persuaded many Germans with his speeches. His great speaking ability, influenced the minds of many people to follow his evil ways.

Adolf Hitler persuaded many Germans with his speeches. His great speaking ability, influenced the minds of many people to follow his evil ways.

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The Baltimore News, September 1, 1939: Hitler Opens War, Bombs Polish Cities

The Baltimore News, September 1, 1939: Hitler Opens War, Bombs Polish Cities

He was born in the chaos of the aftermath of World War II. Nürnberg, Germany in ruins, Jun 1945.

He was born in the chaos of the aftermath of World War II. Nürnberg, Germany in ruins, Jun 1945.

This is Sigmund Sobolewski. He was the 88th prisoner to enter into Auschwitz. Born to a Catholic family in Poland, Sobolewski was an officer in the Polish Army when Germany invaded the country. He would survive the initial invasion only to be arrested for his father’s anti-Nazi activities. Only 17 years old when he arrived at Auschwitz on the very first transport to the fledgling camp in June of 1940, he would spend the next four and a half years there, until the camp’s liberation in January…

This is Sigmund Sobolewski. He was the 88th prisoner to enter into Auschwitz. Born to a Catholic family in Poland, Sobolewski was an officer in the Polish Army when Germany invaded the country. He would survive the initial invasion only to be arrested for his father’s anti-Nazi activities. Only 17 years old when he arrived at Auschwitz on the very first transport to the fledgling camp in June of 1940, he would spend the next four and a half years there, until the camp’s liberation in January…

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The 'Monuments Men' changed history by returning art to the rightful owners. Military personnel, including two unidentified American GIs, admire one of Leonardo da Vinci s masterpieces, Lady with an Ermine, before its return to Cracow, Poland in this 1946 photo. The painting had been stolen by Nazi officers from the Czartoryski Museum in Kracow upon the German invasion in 1939

The 'Monuments Men' changed history by returning art to the rightful owners. Military personnel, including two unidentified American GIs, admire one of Leonardo da Vinci s masterpieces, Lady with an Ermine, before its return to Cracow, Poland in this 1946 photo. The painting had been stolen by Nazi officers from the Czartoryski Museum in Kracow upon the German invasion in 1939

Adolf Hitler salutes his troops invading Poland, Sept 1939. This is one of the rare photos where Hitler is caught carrying a sidearm, something he almost never did. He did not need to do it anyway: his immediate security detail comprised at least 30 heavily armed SS (always invisible).

Adolf Hitler salutes his troops invading Poland, Sept 1939. This is one of the rare photos where Hitler is caught carrying a sidearm, something he almost never did. He did not need to do it anyway: his immediate security detail comprised at least 30 heavily armed SS (always invisible).

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