Dead bodies of the German camp guards at Dachau who were promptly executed by their former prisoners after the liberation (April 1945). It's probable some U.S. troops spontaneously participated in the killings out of the shock of finding the inhuman horrors inside the camp. Note the excavation of the forehead and skull of the corpse in the front.
Two German civilians lay out the corpses exhumed from a mass grave in the vincinity of Hirzenhain. The original caption reads, "Jewish women died from burtality and malnutrition lying in the field awaiting to be buried by the civilians at the Hergenhein concentration camp, Germany.
During the evacuation, SS authorities tried to remove the traces of the crimes committed in Auschwitz by, for example, destroying documents as well as personal belongings stolen from the victims. However, they failed to fully implement this plan. After the liberation, a huge number of various belongings were discovered, including camp documents.
Jews fall victim to Nazi savagery in Warsaw – World War II Today
5th February 1942: Jews fall victim to Nazi savagery in Warsaw The yard was soon a scene of running, screaming, panic stricken Jews as they raced about the enclosure trying to avoid the blows being rained on them with the only door of possible escape securely closed. The commotion brought German heads from windows higher up the building and vociferous encouragement rained down as the two initiators were reinforced by three other drunken brutes who rushed into the hunt wielding short lengths…
The Razing of Kandanos or the Holocaust of Kandanos , Western Crete, Greece. On 3 June 1941 (two days after the Massacre of Kondomari ) General Kurt Student ordered the complete destruction of the village of Kandanos (killed of about 180 of its inhabitants, all houses were torched and razed). General Kurt Student was never tried for crimes against civilians.
Syntagma sq., Athens, Greece, 1943. Collaborationist Security Battalions were founded in 1943 by the Greek puppet government of Ioannis Rallis. They were supported by the extreme right and pro-Nazis, but also by some centrist politicians who were concerned about the dominance of ELAS (the military arm of the leftist National Liberation Front EAM) as the main body of the armed Greek resistance against triple Axis occupation (Germany, Italy, Bulgaria).
A long, deadly journey comes to a triumphant end: Yevgeny Khaldei, the famed Russian-Jewish war photographer, photographs the first Moscow victory parade marking the end of the European war (June 25, 1945). Khaldei took the iconic image of the Red Flag being raised on the Reichstag. See: "Through Soviet Jewish Eyes—Photography, War, and the Holocaust" by David Scheer.