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Boruch Spiegel, one of the last surviving fighters of the Warsaw ghetto uprising of in which a vastly outgunned band of 750 young Jews held off German soldiers for more than a month with crude arms and Molotov cocktails, died on May 9 in Montreal. World History, World War Ii, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Bon Courage, Cultural, German Army, Interesting History, Before Us, Wwii

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Boruch Spiegel, in 1939 at the age of 19, who was one of the last surviving members of the Jewish resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto. Mr. Spiegel was on guard duty and gave the signal to attack the German army as they came liquidate the ghetto in April 1943. The ghetto residents antagonized the Nazis for 28 days. Mr. Spiegel escaped to safety and joined the Polish resistance. He died on May 7, 2013 at the age of 93.

Chanukah Miracle: Sister and Brother, Holocaust survivors, reunited in Israel After 65 years . a brother and sister separated since . Jewish History, World History, World War Ii, Ohana, Mystery Of History, Thinking Day, Interesting History, Faith In Humanity, Fotografia

60 years after Holocaust, siblings reunited

For nearly 60 years, Israeli Binyamin Shilon believed his sister was among the 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust. Now he holds her in his arms and cries with joy.

Lee Marvin (February 1924 – August American actor, known for his gravelly voice, white hair & 6 ft 2 in. He join the US Marine Corps, serving in the Marine Division. He was wounded in action during the WWII Battle of Saipan, in t Battle Of Saipan, Famous Veterans, Lee Marvin, Us Marine Corps, Military Veterans, Military Service, Famous Faces, Usmc, American Actors

Lee Marvin's USMC WWII Causualty Card

Well, not actually a medal, but this was the precursor to one. The USMC WWII casualty card for Lee Marvin. This was posted on Facebook today by the USMC History Division. I thought it was pretty neat, and figured some of you might also. The USMC Division also posted the supposed interview between...

Bataan Death March, 1942 - the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of American and Filipino prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World. Us Marines, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, World History, World War Ii, Bataan Death March, Iwo Jima, Prisoners Of War, Interesting History

Once Upon a Time in War

War is a horribly fascinating thing, however much man may hate it.

Remembering our veterans, Lee Marvin left school to enlist in the US Marine Corps as a Private. He was wounded in action in the assault on Mount Tapochau during the Battle of Saipan, during which most of his company were killed. Hollywood Actor, Hollywood Stars, Classic Hollywood, Old Hollywood, Hollywood Actresses, Famous Marines, Famous Veterans, Military Veterans, Military Service

Lee Marvin left school to enlist in the US Marine Corps as a Private. He was wounded in action in the assault on Mount Tapochau during the Battle of Saipan, during which most of his company were killed.

05 May A Japanese balloon bomb kills 5 children and a woman in Oregon - the only people killed by an enemy attack on the American mainland during WWII. World History, World War Ii, Military Weapons, Photo Journal, Interesting History, Historical Pictures, History Facts, Cold War, Military History

WWII Day-By-Day: May 5

05 May 45: A Japanese balloon bomb kills 5 children and a woman in Oregon - the only people killed by an enemy attack on the American mainland during WWII. The cheap weapon used the jet stream over the Pacific to wreak havoc on Canadian and American cities and forests. Over 9,300 were launched between Nov 1944 and April 1945, 300 of which were found as far east as Michigan and as far south as Mexico. With a kill rate of only 0.067%, they were ineffective as weapons. #WWII #History

A hero who died in obscurity in 1966 - Albert Goering, a business man, the younger brother of Hitler’s second-in-command, Hermann Goering, was a Nazi hater who helped rescue Jews during the Second World War. Von Stauffenberg, Spiegel Online, The Third Reich, Luftwaffe, World History, History Online, World War Two, Socialism, Portraits

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Albert Goering, a German businessman who died in obscurity in 1966, is said to have saved hundreds of Jews and political dissidents during the Second World War

Eva Braun at the Berghof. She flew to Berlin in the last days, where she died by suicide with Hitler. He reportedly tried to get her to leave. Women In History, World History, World War Ii, Ww2 History, History Online, Modern History, History Of Germany, Nazi Propaganda, The Third Reich

[Photo] Eva Braun, date unknown

[Photo] Eva Braun, date unknown | World War II Database

 Charles Chibitty - Comanche - circa 1945 {Note: Charles Chibitty was one of the Comanche Code Talkers of the U. Army's Signal Company in the Infantry Division which landed in Normandy, France on "D-Day", 6 June during World War II. Native American History, Native American Indians, Native Americans, Comanche Indians, Comanche Tribe, American Code, Code Talker, 4th Infantry Division, Utah

Charles Chibitty: Comanche Code-Talker

Fort Huachuca, AZ. - In June 1944, when Comanche Indian Cpl. Charles Chibitty landed on Utah Beach in Normandy...

Documentary Exposes Fear and Lies Behind Japanese American Incarceration, Draws Parallels to Current Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Biloxi Blues, Muslim Ban, Pearl Harbor Attack, Japanese American, Camping World, Ansel Adams, Abandoned Places, Haunted Places, Historical Photos

Barracks from Japanese American Internment Camp

Description/Notes: Barracks are from the Japanese Relocation Center and are now furnishing housing for farm labor on Bryant Williams farm in Klamath County, Oregon. Item Number: P120:2606 Original Collection: Extension and Experiment Station Communications You can find this image by searching for the item number by clicking here. Want more? You can find more digital resources online. We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons; however, certain…