Today in WW2 history 1/25/40 - Oswiecim or Auschwitz Poland was chosen as a concentration camp site.

Auschwitz/Birkenau Concentration camps - Auschwitz was a Nazi concentration & extermination camp and over million people died here. It's possible to visit two parts of the camp: Auschwitz and Birkenau.

World War II photo showing an American flag marking the way during the Normandy Invasion of France, 1944 – Photo taken by the 9th U.S. Army Air Corps, 6th TAC

World War II photo showing an American flag marking the way during the Normandy Invasion of France, 1944 – Photo taken by the U. This photo moves me .

Berlin 1945: This is just an incredible shot. It captures the chaos and panic of the last days of WWII, and the end of the Third Reich.

Una foto controvertida. Berlín 1945

The last days of WW II and the end of the Third Reich, Berlin, Germany, 1945

In Remembrance of the Holocaust. | The Art of Doing Stuff

In Remembrance of the Holocaust

A complete chunk of WWII history I had no idea existed. The original Fly Girls... what bad asses :)

Female WWII Pilots: The Original Fly Girls

Margaret Phelan Taylor was a WASP during World War II. Courtesy of the Taylor Family

WW2. The face of war. Pacific 1944

The War, Hell on Wheels Season 1 and Flashpoint Season 4

WWII American soldier -- This pic was original inspiration for Kenneth Weiman.

Last of the '39ers': Hero of the REAL Great Escape who was the oldest surviving and longest-serving British POW dies aged 98

Last of the Hero of the REAL Great Escape who was the oldest surviving and longest-serving British POW dies aged 98 ~

WWII A member of the 101st Airborne with their mascot, Young Abe, at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, NC.

WWII A member of the Airborne with their mascot, Young Abe, at Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, NC. My son was stationed here and also a part of the Airborn. Very nice seeing pictures of a era gone by but still connected to the present.

Warsaw ghetto, 1943.

Jewish children sit barefoot and in ragged clothing in Nowolipie Street in the Warsaw Ghetto. The Warsaw Ghetto was the largest of all Jewish ghettos established by the Germans during the war.

History lesson, Facebook style!

Perfect history lesson: this is literally the best thing I've ever seen! If it weren't for some of the language, this would be a great way to engage middle & high school students in WWII.

Operation Torch, the assault of North Africa

An United States Coast Guard ‘Seahorse’ landing craft unloaded troops during an exercise at Algiers, North Africa in preparation for a landing in Italy, Apr 1944 / James D.

The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman

22 Nonfiction Books About World War II That Read Like Novels

22 inspiring books to read about history, including The Zookeeper€™s Wife by Diane Ackerman.

WWII and the testament of lives that were lost. By the end of the war 50,000,000 people had been killed.

Pile of discarded German helmets after the surrender. Appears to be a similar pile of gas mask canisters in the background.

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