Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 171, click here.
1. Newly liberated Jewish survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp are joined by Jewish U.S. Army soldiers who helped liberate the camp for the first day of Shavuot religious service conducted by U.S. Army chaplain Rabbi Herschel Schachter, 18 May 1945.
2. American soldier Terry Moore poses for a photo in his foxhole on Okinawa, 1945.
3. Floyd and Lucille Burroughs on their porch in Hale County, Alabama, 1936.
Photo by Walker Evans.
4. Afghan nomad children with their camel calf, North West Frontier of India, 1919.
5. Crew of Grumman TBF Avenger scramble to safety after ditching near the carrier. circa 1944.
6. A British Indian soldier holds up a Swastika flag after the surrender of German forces in Italy, 1945.
The graffiti on the wall translates to “Long Live the Duce (Benito Mussolini)”.
7. View of wedding procession in Amman, Jordan, 1930.
Photo by Clarence W. Sorensen.
8. Queen Elizabeth’s 1956 tour of Nigeria.
9. Vandalized Japanese Home in Seattle, Washington, on 10 May 1945.
10. Stumps of trees cut at the Alder Creek site by members of the Donner Party, 1866.
The height of the stumps indicates the depth of snow.