Category: wwii

10 interesting photographs of VE Day celebrations in London.

10 interesting photographs of VE Day celebrations in London.

Germany in late 1945.

Germany in late 1945.

Imagine Looking Pretty In a Gas Mask!

The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio, June 11, 1941

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Underground Resistance Groups during World War…

During World War II, partisan groups arose in the forests of eastern Europe. Often small bands, they were desperate people who hoped that by retreating to the forests and keeping their numbers small, they could survive Nazi occupation and potentially use guerrilla warfare to help weaken the Nazis in their area. Most were not Jewish. Most were locals who wanted to resist the occupation of their homelands.

Some number of the groups were Jewish, however. There were many reasons separate Jewish partisan groups arose, but one notable reason was antisemitism. Jews in non-Jewish partisan groups often hid their religion for fear of their countrymen turning on them.

Norman Salsitz, for example, used seven non-Jewish identities while fighting the Nazis in two partisan groups. At the second and larger one, the AK Polish Underground, a command was given to seek out and kill Jews being hidden on a farm. The AK Polish Underground took time from fighting Nazis to kill Jews hiding from the Nazis. Let that sink in. Norman Salsitz volunteered for the mission, killing the Poles who had been sent with him and rescuing the Jews in hiding. He then returned to his first partisan group, which was smaller and less effective, but which did not ask him to murder Jews.

The Nazi board games of World War II

The Nazi board games of World War II

22 rare photographs that capture the brutal life of American…

22 rare photographs that capture the brutal life of American troops during the Battle of Buna-Gona.

A blasted bus after the Blitz, 1941.

A blasted bus after the Blitz, 1941.

Infamous Nazi Submarine Discovered

A multi-beam echo sounding technique has been used to locate the infamous Nazi submarine U-3523 in the Skagerrak Strait between Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. The U-3523 was technologically advanced for its time. If it survived, the sub could have revolutionized naval warfare because it could cruise for prolonged distances without needing to resurface. It was sunk on May 6, 1945, by a British aircraft.

After World War II was over, rumors began that the U-3523 had been fleeing Germany, carrying high-ranking Nazis and a cargo of Nazi gold. The wreck is being treated as a war grave and will not be disturbed. So who or what the U-3523 was carrying on its last voyage will remain a mystery.

French man found a box of 35mm film rolls in the trash that…

French man found a box of 35mm film rolls in the trash that capture life inside Nazi POW camp for Polish officers.

15 found photos that show pin-up bombshell nose art of World…

15 found photos that show pin-up bombshell nose art of World War II bombers.