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Dessau, Germany, April 1945 - German civilians understood what others had experienced from the Luftwaffe earlier in the war. They sowed the wind, now they reaped the whirlwind.

Henri Cartier-Bresson Dessau, Germany 1945 “To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.” Henri Cartier-Bresson, “The Decisive Moment” 1952

I've always loved this image. The power and compassion to help a child outweighed a soldier's duty. He probably risked his life for this.

42 emocionantes momentos en que la compasión humana venció a la violencia

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

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1943 / Red Army soldiers in a trench as a Russian tank passes over them during the Battle of Kursk

Burning books in Bochum, Germany, in 1933. Including books of jewish poet Else-Lasker Schühler. It's like "Fahrenheit 451 of Ray Bradbury.

Burning books in Bochum, Germany, in Including books of jewish poet Else-Lasker Schühler. It's like "Fahrenheit 451 of Ray Bradbury. Same now in XXI century in Ukraine with support from USA.

Peter Van Agtmael. Irak, Mossoul, 2006. Une scène d’horreur après un attentat suicide qui a tué 9 personnes et en a blessé 20.

Peter Van Agtmael est sensible aux charmes de la guerre

"Shortly after he arrived, Van Agtmael witnessed the aftermath of this suicide bombing at a cafe that soldiers frequented in Mosul. Nine people died and 23 were wounded." (Photo and caption by Van Agtmael/Harrison Jacobs/Magnum Photos).

Young German home defense solider holding Panzerfaust, one of the first anti-tank weapons which took great bravery to use!

Young German holding Panzerfaust, one of the first anti-tank weapons which took great bravery to use! look at how young he is, child soldiers !

The first Nazi airman to be shot down in the invasion area stands dejected amongst other prisoners at a camp somewhere in England, on June 9, 1944.

The first Nazi airman to be shot down in the invasion area, stands dejected amongst other prisoners at a camp somewhere in England, june He stand proud for German soldier!

Uniformes mezclados - Página 5

Hitler Youth members pressed into army service are caught by the Americans. Any such youth over 15 was treated as regular soldier for POW purposes. Note the blond guy wearing a winter Waffen SS coat usually issued to officers only.

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