One of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops as Allied troops closed in on the camp still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death, Gardelegen, Germany, 16 Apr 1945 - Sgt. E. R. Allen, photographer
Memento Mori of an entire family that was shot in their home and dumped into a nearby river, where officials fished the bodies out and eventually took this picture… Or that is the information I found While researching about this picture, If anyone else has something different please feel free to send me a message.
Probably the most famous photograph of the guillotine ever taken, it depicts the last public execution to take place in France. Taken on June 17, 1939 in Versailles, it shows Eugene Weidmann, a six-time murderer, about one second away from losing his head.
German SS troops load victims of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp into trucks for burial, in Belsen, Germany, on April 17, 1945. British guards hold rifles in the background.
Keshia Thomas, 18, uses her body to shield a man from protesters at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Ann Arbor, Mich. A crowd had begun to beat him with sticks after spotting a Confederate flag on his jacket. “Just because you beat somebody doesn’t mean you’re going to change his mind,” Thomas said.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York on March 25 1911 was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city and resulted in the 4th highest loss of life from an industrial accident in U.S. history. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers who either died from the fire or jumped to their deaths, In this particular picture, a Policemen stare up as the Triangle fire of 1911 rages, while the bodies of factory workers who plunged to their deaths to escape the blaze lie on the sidewalk..this fire and the exposed working conditions of these girls (which ultimately led to their deaths) lead to OSHA and to safer working conditions in the US.
Patented in the United States in 1922 and popular in 1930’s London, the baby cage was intended for city folk whose kids weren’t getting enough fresh air and sunshine.
Internal decapitation is the breaking of the spinal cord without the loss of one’s head, breaking the essential nerves controlling the body. It is commonly seen in car accidents in which there was no headrest or one that was not properly adjusted. Less than one percent of people who experience internal decapitation survive and far fewer escape without any form of paralysis.
This rare bizarre condition is called Anencephaly Syndrome. The baby was born without brain, neck and reproductive organs. The first image was born in Luxor General Hospital in Al Akhbar, the baby died after 2 hours. These deformed babies do not have survival chances because anencephalic infants do not have a forebrain.
In 2007, tribal tension in Kenya erupted after apparent rigged elections with violence and chaos consuming the country. Over 1,600 people were killed and over 660,000 forced from their homes and made to live in IDP camps (Internally displaced people) or else suffer the same brutal fate. Stanford and his family lived in the fertile land of Narok and in the middle of the night they were given five minutes to leave their home and barely packed their bags before their house and everything they owned was burnt to the ground. When they arrived at the camp Stanford had already been diagnosed with a rare skin condition that made him highly sensitive to the sun but was healthy with some minor skin irritation. Stanford was forced to live in a small clear tent in a barren field without many trees for shade, and his condition quickly deteriorated. Five years later there is a new president but for many life in the camp remains the same struggle. Stanford now has no sight and struggles to breathe out of his nose. Surgery is way beyond and his mother’s reach.
Photo credit: Jonathan May
This breaks my heart, I come from not such a different place, I have seen how innocent people specially children suffer every single day… If this doesnt inspire you to at least research or share it with everyone you know, you are part of the problem.
In one of the most infamous pictures of WWII, a member of the SS prepares to shoot a Jewish woman with her back to him, desperate to protect her child. A single bullet from his gun was sufficient for both at such intimate range. Anecdotes say that the shooter - a Hungarian Auxiliary - was drunk when he did this, and upon sobering up, was so horrified at his deed that he committed suicide.
Patients of surgeon Harold Gillies during WWI and WWII
The introduction of more destructive weapons of WWI and WWII resulted in devastating injuries. In addition, in trench warfare, the head was more exposed than the rest of the body, and soldiers’ faces were often shattered or burnt beyond recognition. Despite the best efforts of surgeons, many soldiers were left hideously disfigured. Traditionally, the edges of facial wounds were simply stitched together, but when scar tissue contracted faces were left twisted and disfigured, so a new type of surgery was needed.
Gillies rebuilt faces using tissue from elsewhere in the body. Antibiotics had not yet been invented, meaning it was very hard to graft tissue from one part of the body to another because infection often developed, so Gillies invented the tubed pedicle,” where he used a flap of skin from the chest or forehead and “swung” it into place over the face. The flap remained attached but was stitched into a tube. This kept the original blood supply intact and dramatically reduced the infection rate. After many surgical construction, grafting, and healing, which could take months to years, the tentacle-like tubing would be removed, and (volia!) a new face!
A German SS guard, standing amid hundreds of corpses, hauls another body of a concentration camp victim into a mass grave in Belsen, Germany in April of 1945.
A victim of the Khmer Rouge poses with her child before being tortured and eventually killed - a common practice during the terror. The Cambodian genocide orchestrated by the Khmer Rouge government killed approximately 2 million Cambodians between 1975-1979.