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CIS construction workers, c.1962
CIS construction workers, c.1962 There isn’t much that needs to be said here; the perilous position of every man in this shot, along the arm of a crane is a picture so far removed from contemporary construction it is almost unbelievable. It certainly calls to mind the dramatic pictures of New York construction workers of the 1920s and 30s.
The European Atrocity You Never Heard About
The European Atrocity You Never Heard About - In the largest episode of forced migration in history, millions of German-speaking civilians were sent to Germany from Czechoslovakia and other European countries after World War II by order of the United States, Britain, and the Soviet Union.
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German soldiers, date unknown. The reality of War. Many soldiers on both sides were little more than kids. Thrown into uniform and given scant training, they were forced to endure combat and conditions that eventually broke even the hardest of the hard-hearted. They also died in droves.
Some part of the horror of the Holocaust derives from the cold casualness with which the Germans (and their allies) committed deeds of the most brutal and shocking violence. Despite the soul-rending pleas of these two peasant women, the soldier stood nonchalantly and executed both at point-blank range.