1 year ago on 22 February 2013 @ 8:56pm + 78 notes
via unhistorical (originally unhistorical)
# art

unhistorical:

Obligatory gorgeous-art-by-Phobs post - a dying Reinhard Heydrich and his assassins

1 year ago on 18 December 2012 @ 7:54pm + 91 notes
via histoire-fanatique (originally demons)

demons:

Troopers of the 101st and their jeeps on a street in Berchtesgaden, 1945

1 year ago on 18 December 2012 @ 7:48pm + 708 notes
via histoire-fanatique (originally demons)

demons:

Life in Paris during the German occupation, in color.

collective-history:

An American sailor having another tattoo done by a shipmate aboard the battleship USS New Jersey during WWII, 1944 by Charles Fenno Jacobs

1 year ago on 12 November 2012 @ 10:50pm + 83,744 notes
via neonboob (originally guerrillafeminism)

americangothgirl:

guerrillafeminism:

During WWII, Irena Sendler, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive.

Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids.

Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto.

The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.

During her time of doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants.

Ultimately, she was caught, however, and the Nazi’s broke both of her legs and arms and beat her severely.

Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she had smuggled out, in a glass jar that she buried under a tree in her back yard.

After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and tried to reunite the families.

Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

In 2007 Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was not selected. Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming. 

Later another politician, Barack Obama, won for his work as a community organizer for ACORN.


In MEMORIAL - 65 YEARS LATER

Thank you.

1 year ago on 6 October 2012 @ 7:01pm + 56 notes
via fuckyeahsodomites (originally deatheat3r)

fuckyeahsodomites:

sassygaynazi:

Queers

by: Colin Carroll

[Digital Collage, 28x42in]

This piece is about discrimination in the WW2 era. These gay sailors have their eyes masked to symbolize the fear of being caught, and identified as homosexuals. Society would’ve branded them as perverts, and outcasts, and they would’ve been removed from military service. The color choice of pink pushes the idea of the piece further in that society feminizes gay men, in an attempt to make them seem like lesser “girly” men.

NOT THE WHOLE STORY GUYS

1 year ago on 10 August 2012 @ 6:57pm + 111 notes
via squarizona (originally worldwartwohotties)
1 year ago on 8 August 2012 @ 2:47pm + 210 notes
via histoire-fanatique (originally operationbarbarossa)

operationbarbarossa:

A US Marine with his pin-up decorated flamethrower pack, off the island of Iwo Jima - February 1945

1 year ago on 29 July 2012 @ 12:32pm + 9,034 notes
via raphmike (originally itsjohnsen)

An American soldier with war orphans ‘adopted’ by his unit, London, 1943.  Robert Capa

1 year ago on 23 July 2012 @ 1:25pm + 66 notes
via icouldadrowned (originally demons)

demons:

American medics tending to an emaciated former inmate of the Penig concentration camp after its liberation by Allied troops, sometime in 1945.