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Mijn Opa Willem Lodewijk ter Smitte. Verzets-Strijder.

Mijn Opa Willem Lodewijk ter Smitte. Verzets-Strijder.

Casualties of War - Facemask for very bad wounded man - The very nature of trench warfare proved diabolically conducive to head and facial injuries. This leaded to tremendous advancements in plastic surgery and facial reconstruction. However, not all surgeries were successful. It was grimly accepted that facial disfigurement was the most traumatic of the multitude of horrific damages the war inflicted.

WWI facial prosthesis - because of trench warfare, so many wounds were to the head and face. Before plastic surgery was common, doctors and artists worked together to give returning young soldiers a way to fit back into society.

by. Alfred Eisenstaedt .. LIFE Magazine Covers Collection

Couple in Penn Station Sharing Farewell Kiss Before He Ships Off to War During WWII

Couple in Penn Station sharing farewell kiss before he ships off to war during WWII. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) Jan 1943

Eugen Weidmann (February 5, 1908 – June 17, 1939) was the last person to be publicly executed in France. Executions by guillotine in France continued in private until September 10, 1977, when Hamida Djandoubi was the last person to be executed.

Probably the most famous photograph of guillotine ever taken. Depicts last public execution to take place in France. Taken on June 1939 in Versailles, it shows Eugene Weidmann, a six-time murderer, about one second away from losing his head.

Two World War II prisoners of war stare through a barbed wire fence at Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany in 1945. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Two World War II prisoners of war stare through a barbed wire fence at Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany in 1945. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Bl. Titus Brandsma, Carmelite martyr who died at the hands of the Nazis. When the Nazis occupied the Netherlands,Titus was singled out as an enemy because he fought against the spread of Nazism in Europe. Arrested, Titus was sent to various concentration camps where he demonstrated charity and concern. In 1942, he was martyred in Dachau

The Dutch Carmelite Friar and philosopher, Titus Brandsma, was killed at Dachau Concentration Camp in Dachau was the"Calvary of at least Catholic priests from 24 nations"

Korean women were forced to become "comfort women" to Japanese troops. She was gang raped repeatedly. Then she became pregnant. But that would not stop the soldiers. They sat on her stomach to force the fetus out, and crushed it to pieces with their boots. Immediately after, they continued to take turns to rape her. The comfort women were forced to have sex with the Japanese troops.

Korean women were forced to become sex slaves to Japanese troops. Comfort women of World War II remain one of the most controversial issues when dealing with Japanese war crimes, as the Japanese government has continued denying the historical fact.

The dwarves of Auschwitz:  The story of a family of dwarves snatched from the gas chamber by Josef Mengele himself.

The dwarves of Auschwitz

The 7 Dwarves of Auschwitz. Jewish theatre family of little people. The Ovitz family. When Yehuda Koren and Eilat Negev heard of a family of dwarves snatched from the gas chamber by Josef Mengele, it sounded incredible.

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