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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.

German recruitment poster Waffen-SS Poster. In the public domain. I hardly know any German, but I do know that "Deutsche Jugend" means "German Youth."

1942. The war effort needs the phone wires, so don't call long distance this Christmas!

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.

Build Youth Hostels and Homes, Hermann Witte, 1938.

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.


The Real Monuments Men

Juin 1945: James Rorimer devant la statue Eve, trois tableaux de Cranach et trois Rembrandt dans une salle du dépôt de Berchtesgaden. Sur la gauche, la statue de Gregor Erhart, Sainte Marie Madeleine, dite aussi La Belle Allemande.

from Gizmodo

The Real-Life Monument Men: How American Scholars Went to War For Art

Rescuing art from Buxheim Monastery, Bavaria, 1945. James J. Rorimer papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Photo by Edward E. Adams

The Central Collecting Point, Munich / Johannes Felbermeyer