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Wedding rings from WW II concentration camps. Each pair of rings represents a family, a marriage, a couple. 1945.

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Never forget ~ Wedding rings from WWII concentration camps. Each pair of rings represents a family, a marriage, a couple.

Survivors and American soldiers watch as former SS guards are forced to crawl along the ground at the Mauthausen concentration camp. Looking at this picture from the comfortable distance of 70 years, it may seem a petty degradation to make the guards crawl like this.  Yet, in the direct aftermath of torment and debasement, the human instinct for retribution is strong.  The first bond broken for the liberated was to see their tormenters reduced to harmless, pitiful captives.

Some SS guards got worse. ("Survivors and American soldiers watch as former SS guards are forced to crawl along the ground at the Mauthausen concentration camp.

VERY GRAPHIC PHOTOS of BERGEN-BELSEN Concentration Camp:  At the Gates of Hell: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, April 1945 | LIFE.com

At the Gates of Hell: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, April 1945

Women of the SS concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen unload the corpses of prisoners for burial in a mass grave.

Nazi soldiers marching through the streets of occupied Oslo ...occupation troops serving here had the best of the war in relatively safe conditions

German soldiers marching through the streets of occupied Oslo (ca. The Germans attempted a "benign" occupations since Norwegians were "Aryans" by Nazi definitions.

This is maybe one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen. The numbers on the arms are from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. The numbers replaced their names while at the camps and they were tattooed on so that they could be easily tracked by the Germans. This is why we study history. So this never happens again.

Nazi concentration camp identification tattoo - holocaust survivors flexing their arms & showing off the tattoos 'we shall never forget'!

A pile of human remains at Buchenwald Concentration Camp, near Weimar, Germany, Apr 1945

[Photo] A pile of human remains at Buchenwald Concentration Camp, near Weimar, Germany, Apr 1945

In this well-known photograph, American soldiers talk to newly liberated prisoners of the concentration camp at Buchenwald. Some are still wearing their striped prison uniforms, which were supplies to them by the Germans.

The hilltop compound near Weimar was one of the Nazis' most notorious WWII concentration camps until its liberation on April

Did you know what Japan did in World War II�

Did you know what Japan did in World War II…

Japanese atrocities from WW II - I'm not trying to be vindictive here; I'm not that kind of person and I have NOTHING against Japan or Japanese people today. But history is what it is - and history hurts. Click the pin to read the rest.

Wedding rings from WWII concentration camps, 1945

Breaks my heart :( Wedding rings from WWII concentration camps, 1945

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