Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 102, click here.
1. An East German soldier passing a flower through the Berlin Wall before it was torn down, 1989.
2. Princeton students after a freshman vs. sophomores snowball fight in 1893.
3. Nazi Rally being held at the “Cathedral of Light” in Nuremberg.
Designed by Albert Speer, the “cathedral” actually consisted of 152 anti-aircraft searchlights, at intervals of 12 meters, aimed skyward to create a series of vertical bars surrounding the audience, 1930’s.
4. A mother and her son watch a nuclear bomb testing in Nevada, 1953.
5. Indian on a Indian Motorcylce,1910s.
6. WWI, Protection of monuments during the war.
Sandbags protecting the portals of Notre-Dame de Paris in 1918.
7. Jewish prisoners of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.
Jewish prisoners of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, on a transport to Theresienstadt north of Prague, moments after they were liberated by the US forces on April 1945.
8. City Hall during construction in 1927, Los Angeles.
9. A man standing in the lumberyard of Seattle Cedar Lumber Manufacturing, 1939.
Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt.
What’s up with the joker on the very left in picture 7? Can’t imagine any reason for that smile and gesture while in a concentration camp.
Did you not read the caption, the photo was taken just after they were liberated from the con camp.
#7. Bergen-Belsen was not liberated by the U.S.; it was liberated by the British. That was also the camp where Anne Frank died.
You too can’t read? It was train that got liberated.