The Atlantic: World War II in pictures Part 18, The Holocaust

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  1. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    If you've been following the series, you know that on any of the objectionable content The Atlantic has blanked out the photo and put up a warning that required you to click the text to view the photo. 90% of these would qualify for that warning, and some of them are the most graphic photographs in the entire series to this point save the corpse of the decomposing Japanese airman that was being hoisted out of Pearl Harbor in that set. This set includes nudity.

    DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK IF YOU ARE EASILY OFFENDED. The Atlantic pulled no punches in portraying the Holocaust. None.

    I'm not even going to give you the direct link to the 18th part, only the general link to all 18 parts and you can decide if you want to view part 18.

    Here's the introduction:

    One of the most horrific terms in history was used by Nazi Germany to designate human beings whose lives were unimportant, or those who should be killed outright: Lebensunwertes Leben, or "life unworthy of life". First applied to the mentally impaired, later to the "racially inferior", or "sexually deviant", or merely "enemies of the state" both internal and external.

    From very early in the war, part of Nazi policy was to murder civilians en masse, especially targeting Jews -- which later in the war became Hitler's "final solution", the complete extermination of the Jews. Beginning with Einsatzgruppen death squads in the East, killing some 1,000,000 people in numerous massacres, later in concentration camps where prisoners were actively denied proper food and health care, and ending with the construction of extermination camps -- government facilities whose entire purpose was the systematic murder and disposal of massive numbers of people.

    In 1945, as advancing Allied troops began discovering many camps, they found the results of these policies: hundreds of thousands of starving and sick prisoners locked in with more thousands of dead bodies. Evidence of gas chambers, high-volume crematoriums, thousands of mass graves, documentation of awful medical experimentation, and much more. The Nazis killed more than 10 million people in this manner, including 6 million Jews.

    Warning: All images in this entry are shown in full, not screened out for graphic content. There are many dead bodies. The photographs are graphic and stark. This is the reality of genocide, and of an important part of World War II and human history.

    Parts 1-18

    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum website:
  2. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    Those are both Horrific and fantastic pictures.

    So many I've never seen before.
  3. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    That's probably the best way to put it.

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