This is maybe one of the most powerful pictures I have ever seen. The numbers on the arms are from prisoners of Nazi concentration camps. The numbers replaced their names while at the camps and they were tattooed on so that they could be easily tracked by the Germans. This is why we study history. So this never happens again.

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Nazi concentration camp identification tattoo - holocaust survivors flexing their arms & showing off the tattoos 'we shall never forget'!

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, 1943. Jewish fighters lined up against the wall soon to be shot

Members of the Jewish resistance movement captured by the SS during the suppression of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943 are lined up against a wall prior to being searched for weapons.

Fotografia z Powstania Warszawskiego 1944. Warsaw Uprising 1944.

the civilian population fleeing from the burning buildings during the Warsaw Uprising

‘Wojtek (1942–1963) was a Syrian brown bear cub found in Iran and adopted by soldiers of the 22nd Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps. -- He enjoyed wrestling and was taught to salute when greeted. He moved with the company to Iraq and then through Syria, Palestine and Egypt. ‘He was officially drafted into the Polish Army as a private. During the Battle of Monte Cassino, Wojtek helped move ammunition. -- ‘Following demobilization on November 15, 1947, Wojtek was given to the…

An Iranian boy found a Syrian brown bear cub in and sold it to the Artillery Supply Company of the Polish II Corps for canned meat. That's how the story of the most famous military animal started.

Major General Stanisław Sosabowski, Commander, 1st Independent Polish Parachute Brigade (1. Samodzielna Brygada Spadochronowa). 1940s.

Major General Stanisław Sosabowski, Commander, 1st Independent Polish Parachute Brigade (1. Samodzielna Brygada Spadochronowa). 1940s.

Witold Pilecki (V 13, 1901 – V 25, 1948)  soldier of the II Polish Republic, the founder of the  resistance group and a member of the AK (Armia Krajowa). As the author of the Witold`s report, the first intelligence report on Auschwitz concentration camp, Pilecki's operation enabled the Polish government-in-exile to convince the Allies that the Holocaust was taking place. He remained loyal to the London-based Polish government-in-exile and was executed in 1948 by the Stalinist secret police…

Witold Pilecki (V 1901 – V soldier of the II Polish Republic, the…

Stefan Grot-Rowecki (1895 - 1944), Polish general, journalist and the leader of the Armia Krajowa.  Murdered by the Gestapo during the WWII.

Stefan Grot-Rowecki - Polish general, journalist and the leader of the Armia Krajowa. Murdered by the Gestapo during the WWII.

Polish cavalry soldier with WZ. 35 anti-tank rifle, Warsaw, 1938

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Polish cavalry soldier with WZ. 35 anti-tank rifle, Warsaw, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Warsaw Uprising, Oct 1944: This insurgent from Mokotów district, is coming out of sewer manhole and surrendering to the Germans. His fate is most likely execution; the "lucky" break would be concentration camp.

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[Photo] Polish insurgent fighter surrendered from his position in the sewers under Warsaw, Poland, 27 Sep photo 1 of note MP 40 submachine gun

Plac Politechniki - fot. Zofia Chomętowska/DSH Plac Politechniki - fot. Zofia Chomętowska/DSH

Plac Politechniki - fot. Zofia Chomętowska/DSH Plac Politechniki - fot. Zofia Chomętowska/DSH

5 października 1939 , Plac Unii Lubelskiej, widoczne kamienice od lewej Bagatela 14, 12 i 15  to chyba ta sama "kompania rowerowa",  którą widzieliśmy na Moście Poniatowskiego....

5 października 1939 , Plac Unii Lubelskiej, widoczne kamienice od lewej Bagatela 14, 12 i 15 to chyba ta sama "kompania rowerowa", którą widzieliśmy na Moście Poniatowskiego....

5 października 1939 , Plac Unii Lubelskiej, widoczne kamienice od lewej Bagatela 14, 12 i 15  to chyba ta sama "kompania rowerowa",  którą widzieliśmy na Moście Poniatowskiego....

5 października 1939 , Plac Unii Lubelskiej, widoczne kamienice od lewej Bagatela 14, 12 i 15 to chyba ta sama "kompania rowerowa", którą widzieliśmy na Moście Poniatowskiego....

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