This is Rose Valland, one of the heroes of Nazi-Occupied France. An employee of the Louvre, she kept records of the art stolen by Nazi officers—what was taken, from where, and by whom. She was instrumental in the postwar return of countless stolen pieces, and one of the most decorated women in French history.
Anne Frank characters poster
This poster features all 12 of the major characters from "The Diary of Anne Frank." It's a nice visual to hang up in your classroom so the students can put a face with the characters while they read the novel or the play. Enjoy!
The photographer at Auschwitz: Man forced to take chilling images of inmates and their Nazi guards was haunted until his death at 94
Photographer Wilhelm Brasse (pictured) was forced to take photographs of frightened children and victims of gruesome medical experiments at Auschwitz.
An unburned hand emerging from an oven serves as a stark reminder that death and horror were just as rampant at smaller camps, such as the one at Stutthof, where this picture was taken, as they were at the more famous camps such as Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
Horror of Nazi death camp for women's shocking medical experiments
New book features testimonials from women who survived the horrors and heinous medical experiments suffered by prisoners at the hands of the Nazis at Ravensbruck concentration camp
A German prison guard at Amersfoort concentration camp uses a hose to douse four inmates with cold water. Amersfoort was a transit camp and during the years of 1941 to 1945, over 35,000 prisoners were...
Auschwitz: Little girl and woman stand amongst dead bodies. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year. These images from Auschwitz and Belsen help us to remember the horrors of the...
On this day...29th April 1945 : Dachau concentration camp was liberated today when troops of the U.S. Seventh Army cleared the enemy guards from the camp where gruesome torture rooms and gas chambers were located.
Dr. Adelaide Hautval - Flickers of Light
Dr. Adélaïde Hautval was a psychiatrist who lived in a Vichy-controlled area of southern France. In April 1942, Hautval was told of the death of her mother, who had lived in occupied Paris. Wishing to attend her mother’s burial, Hautval asked the German authorities for permission to enter the occupied zone. They refused and Hautval decided to risk crossing the demarcation line. The attempt failed, and Dr. Hautval was captured by German police and transferred to the prison in Bourges. In June…
The nine "Rabbits" executed at Ravensbruck - Martha Hall Kelly
Part of the horror of being included on the list of experimental subjects at Ravensbruck Concentration Camp was the lack of information–not knowing why the experiments were taking place or when they would end. Some of the women were operated on multiple times. Once they were sent back to their blocks to recover (those that did not… Continue reading The nine “Rabbits” executed at Ravensbruck
Some Were Neighbors
Helped Jews Avoid Arrest. Théophile Larue, a Paris policeman, warned his Jewish neighbors, the Lictensztajns, of the upcoming “Vél d’Hiv” roundup and then, with his wife Madeleine, hid them in his home for a week. To help them flee to the unoccupied zone in southern France, he took them to the train station, helped by a railroad employee. He also contacted his brother-in-law, Robert Cardot, who lived in the southern zone and obtained false papers to protect the family.