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Concentration camp orchestra; This photograph shows an orchestra formed from prisoners at Janowska concentration camp near Lvov being forced to play at the execution of a group of Russian prisoners. In the bottom-right-hand corner of the photograph is Hauptsturmfuhrer Warzock, the camp commandant. Janowska was a forced labour camp for Jews and also a transit camp for Polish Jews being sent to extermination camps.

Concentration camp orchestra; This photograph shows an orchestra formed from prisoners at Janowska concentration camp near Lvov being forced to play at the execution of a group of Russian prisoners. In the bottom-right-hand corner of the photograph is Hauptsturmfuhrer Warzock, the camp commandant. Janowska was a forced labour camp for Jews and also a transit camp for Polish Jews being sent to extermination camps.

186 steps known as the Stairway of Death~Mauthausen and the nearby Gusen camp, which also had a quarry, were the only Class III camps in the Nazi concentration camp system. This designation meant a punishment camp where prisoners were sentenced to hard labor. In addition, there was a "punishment kommando" in which prisoners had to carry heavy granite boulders up a steep flight of stairs.

186 steps known as the Stairway of Death~Mauthausen and the nearby Gusen camp, which also had a quarry, were the only Class III camps in the Nazi concentration camp system. This designation meant a punishment camp where prisoners were sentenced to hard labor. In addition, there was a "punishment kommando" in which prisoners had to carry heavy granite boulders up a steep flight of stairs.

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), reformer of English nursing, received the Order of Merit for her tireless efforts during the Crimean War. She was the first female recipient of this honor. She is celebrated as an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), reformer of English nursing, received the Order of Merit for her tireless efforts during the Crimean War. She was the first female recipient of this honor. She is celebrated as an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.

The execution of Jewish women on the Skede Beach in Libau (Liepaja), Latvia, 15-16 December, 1941.

The execution of Jewish women on the Skede Beach in Libau (Liepaja), Latvia, 15-16 December, 1941.

Kissing The War Goodbye

Kissing The War Goodbye

George Rodger—Time & Life Pictures/Getty ImagesA British doctor uses DDT while delousing newly freed female prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen c...

George Rodger—Time & Life Pictures/Getty ImagesA British doctor uses DDT while delousing newly freed female prisoners at the Bergen-Belsen c...

German Holocaust Concentration Camps dvd World War II (1945)WARNING THIS FOOTAGE HAS GRAPHIC WAR FOOTAGE AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL VIEWERS.This film is the official documentary

German Holocaust Concentration Camps dvd World War II (1945)WARNING THIS FOOTAGE HAS GRAPHIC WAR FOOTAGE AND MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR ALL VIEWERS.This film is the official documentary

A dying prisoner, too weak to sit up amid his rags and filth, victim of starvation and incredible brutality, at the Nordhausen concentration camp in Germany on April 18, 1945.

A dying prisoner, too weak to sit up amid his rags and filth, victim of starvation and incredible brutality, at the Nordhausen concentration camp in Germany on April 18, 1945.

A group of survivors pose in front of a barracks in the newly liberated Ebensee concentration camp. Ebensee was a subcamp of Mauthausen.

A group of survivors pose in front of a barracks in the newly liberated Ebensee concentration camp. Ebensee was a subcamp of Mauthausen.

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