Death and loot: This German junior lieutenant died and froze embracing a little "gift" he had collected from who knows what Russian source. The photo was taken in January 1942 in the environs of Moscow.
During the violent months preceding the liberation of Paris, Wake killed a German guard with a single karate chop to the neck, executed a women who had been spying for the Germans, shot her way out of roadblocks and biked 70 hours through perilous Nazi checkpoints to deliver radio codes for the Allies. And she was a New Zealander. In spite of Hitler she lives to be 98.
These are Buchenwald concentration camp guards who have gotten a beating from the prisoners upon liberation of camp by the Americans. The picture was taken in April 1945, by the U.S. military photographer Elizabeth Miller.
War criminal - SS Officer Joachim Peiper (1915-1976) between November 1940 and August 1941. He was charged with war crimes involving the murder of 84 surrendered U.S. troops at the Malmedy massacre in Belgium and accused of other crimes in Italy. He was convicted in the Malmedy murders but later paroled. Peiper was assassinated at his home in France in July 1976 - no one was ever convicted of his death. A mystery to this day.
Jacques Jaujart (1895-1967), 1940, curator of the Musée du Louvre, Paris. He planned the evacuation of art works from the Louvre before the arrival of Nazis in Paris. Discreet hero who saved the art works of the National Museums in France.