Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 241, click here.
1. Jewish prisoners after being liberated from a death train, 1945.
2. Soviet citizens look at the “Wall of Sorrow”, honoring the hundreds of thousands of people killed by Stalinism.
In 1988, the Soviet government allowed information regarding the victims of Stalin’s Great Purge to become public.
3. An emaciated 18-year-old Russian girl looks into the camera lens during the liberation of Dachau concentration camp, 1945.
4. Albert Einstein, his secretary Helen (left), and daughter Margaret (right) becoming U.S. citizens to avoid returning to Nazi Germany, 1940.
5. Two Vietnamese children, huddling against a canal bank for protection from Viet Cong sniper fire, gaze at an American paratrooper’s M79 grenade launcher on New Year’s Day, near Bao Trai, 1966.
6. Vladimir Lenin’s last photo.
He had had three strokes at this point and was completely mute, 1923.
7. The wedding of two fighters belonging to the Polish Home Army, in a temporary chapel at 11 Moniuszki Street, during the Warsaw Uprising, 1944.
8. Several Mustangs loaded on a train car outside of the Dearborn Assembly Plant, part of Ford’s River Rouge complex, 1965.
9. The royal family of Iran – Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, Queen Farah, and their children Shanaz, Leila, and Ali Reza, Tehran, 1967.
10. Nine-year-old Kolya Lisovoy makes his way through a mud training session in Boyarkino, 150 km south of Moscow.
Many boys aged from 9 to 17 used to spend their annual summer vacation at the children’s military camp, 28 July 1997.