A young Polish boy returns to what was his home and squats among the ruins during a pause in the German air raids.
Warsaw, Poland - September, 1939.
(AP Photo/Julien Bryan)
Two photos of the same location, taken at different times, during the Siege of Warsaw.
On the propaganda poster reads: “To Arms. United We Will Defeat the Enemy!”
Polish cavalry riding through a city bombed by German forces during the early stages of WWII.
Contrary to popular belief, Polish cavalry never charged at German tanks during the war.
Polish cavalry in the 1930s.
Warsaw in 1947, two years after the end of WWII.
Around 85% of the city was destroyed during the war.
Vintage BBC radio announcement of the German invasion of Poland.
September 1, 1939 - 72 years ago today
The invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany - marking the first day of WWII.
The hanging of Amon Göth, a Nazi war criminal guilty of murdering thousands of Jews. It would take three tries for the hangman to accurately calculate the length of rope needed to do the job.
September 13, 1946.
Entrance to Auschwitz
Translation: “Work sets you free”
Brutal Simplicity Theme