Mildred Harnack was a Milwaukee-born German-American who moved to Germany with her husband and became part of the nazi resistance. She was beheaded on 16 February 1943. Her last words were purported to have been: "Ich habe Deutschland auch so geliebt" ("I loved Germany so much"). She was the only American woman executed on the orders of Adolf Hitler.
"In 1939, right after the Germans invaded, Warsaw began to see trainloads of blonde, blue-eyed children being taken to "Germanization" camps in Germany. Everyone in Warsaw knew about a certain group of women...when the trains pulled in, they tried to convince the German guards to accept bribes in exchange for some of the children." Irena Sendler was one of these women. Later she did everything she could to save Jewish children, including the ones in this photo. (1944)
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A "baby" Waffen SS trooper, most likely of the "Hitlerjugend" SS-Panzer Division that was decimated during fighting in Normandy, June-July 1944. SS recruiters for the division accepted boys as young as 14 into the ranks. By the time of its surrender to the Allies on May 8, 1945, the division stood at 10,000 down from 20,540 at the time of its first deployment.