Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 129, click here.
1. A death squad mercenary stops for lunch in El Salvador, 1980s.
2. Entrance to the Palladium nightclub in New York City, 1985.
Closed and demolished in 1997.
3. Adolf Hitler’s pants after the failed assassination attempt at Wolf’s Lair in 1944.
4. The Ovitz Family, Seven Dwarfs of Auschwitz (the 1940s) At the start of WWII, there were 12 family members, seven of them dwarfs.
On May 12, 1944, all were deported to Auschwitz, where they were studied and experimented on by Josef Mengele.
5. The tallest soldier in the German Army surrenders to Allied forces, 1944.
6. Ronald Reagan helping in tearing down the Berlin Wall, November 9, 1989.
7. Frank Sinatra surrounded by fans, 1943.
8. Giant turkey float during the 31st annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade moves down Broadway near 37th Street in New York, Nov. 28, 1957.
9. The first time an airplane landed on a ship.
The US Navy ship USS Pennsylvania, anchored in San Francisco Bay; from above is Eugene Ely piloting a Curtiss Model D biplane for a landing on a platform constructed on the stern (note sandbags on either side of platform), January 18, 1911.