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HEROES. American medics tending to an emaciated former inmate of the Penig concentration camp after its liberation by Allied troops, sometime in 1945.

American medics tending to an emaciated former inmate of the Penig concentration camp after its liberation by Allied troops, sometime in by jayne

The letter which was sent by Heinrich Himmler, reichsführer of the SS and overlord of the death camps, dated 27 August 1940, granting Hess 'relief and protection as per the Führer¿s wishes'

The single Jew that Hitler wanted to save: Astonishing letter reveals how Führer ordered Gestapo to leave his WW1 commander alone

The single Jew that Hitler wanted to save: Astonishing letter reveals how Führer ordered Gestapo to leave his commander alone

The cover of a Nazi publication on race, "Neues Volk" (New People), portrays motherhood with this ideal image of an "Aryan" mother and child. Germany, April 1936.

Women in the Third Reich - The cover of a Nazi publication on race, "Neues Volk" (New People), portrays motherhood with this ideal image of an "Aryan" mother and child.

French soldiers gathering Jewish persons. Paris 1940. French police actually asked the German invaders if they should arrest the children too. There were hundreds of concentration camps throughout France that are unknown to most people. French police took the Jewish people they rounded up to a stadium in Paris first. From there the French railways transported most of those rounded up to their death in German Concentration/murder camps.

Le Rafle (The Round Up) Early in the morning of July the French police arrested over Jews including children and detained them at the Vélodrome before ultimate deportation to Auschwitz

Latrines inside a wooden barracks of the BIIa sector of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp.

Latrines inside a wooden barracks of the BIIa sector of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. - Letrinas en el interior de un cuartel de madera del sector BIIa del campo de Auschwitz II-Birkenau

Poland, A map of the extermination camps in Poland, printed on cloth | Yad Vashem Photo Archive | Origin: Kornilo Josef

Poland, A map of the extermination camps in Poland, printed on cloth. I tip toe around the brutal.

Block 5. Clothes that belonged to children deported to Auschwitz. Great majority of their owners were murdered right after arrival in gas chambers. More than 200,000 children were murdered in Auschwitz.

Block Clothes that belonged to children deported to Auschwitz. Great majority of their owners were murdered right after arrival in gas chambers. More than children were murdered in Auschwitz.

WW2 poster regarding saving waste fat to be used for munitions.  I now know why my Mom (and myself, for many years), always had a grease can to collect the cooking fat.)

15 Fascinating World War II Vintage Ads & Posters - vintage advertisement posters

Those American Housewives" ~ WWII newspaper article urging women to save waste fats to turn into gunpowder!

(2) Since this "essay" revolves around the Civil War it seems only fitting to give a brief overview of it. This infographic does just that. For a refresher course click on the image. [Civil War Facts Infographic from the National Park Service]

Civil War Facts Infographic and other resources from the National Park Service.

Small Holocost Memorial, Berlin

Platform to camps, Berlin

Pope Benedict XVI in the German Armn dur World War II

Pope Benedict XVI as a German young anti-aircraft gun helper WWII.

Child survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, most of them orphans, play with toys seized from the surrounding towns by the Allied soldiers. (1945)

Child survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, most of them orphans, play with toys seized from the surrounding towns by the Allied soldiers.

Map of main concentration camps and branch camps, 1939-1945-- History both good and bad is important!

Map of main concentration camps and branch camps,

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