Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 343, click here.
1. A Jewish child shows her friends a dandelion she found in the grass while waiting outside the gas chambers, Auschwitz-Birkenau, May 1944.
2. George Rockwell, leader of the American Nazi Party, listening to Malcolm X speak in a Nation of Islam Meeting, 25 June 1961.
3. Nakano Takeko (Onna-musha of the Aizu Domain) in Imperial Japan, she and other women fought in the Battle of Aizu in October 1868 during the Boshin War, when on October 16th, she was killed in battle by a rifle shot. Shown in full samurai armor, c. 1860 – 1868.
4. Governor of Manchukuo, “Monster of Showa” Kishi Nobusuke with his two grandsons, Abe Shinzo and Kishi Nobuo, 1987.
5. Hitler and his beloved dog blondie, 1942.
6. The 1919 book “America’s Munitions 1917-1918” by Benedict Crowell shows the image of the Remington and Winchester shotguns employed by U.S. troops during the Western Front of WWI.
The U.S. use of shotguns in WWI caused protests by Germany for their “inhumane” use in combat.
7. Prince Ahmad Hassanein, an Egyptian nobleman, teacher, desert explorer, aviator, and Olympic athlete.
Photographed during his expedition to the Libyan deserts in 1924.
8. Abe and his wife, Akie, marry at their wedding in Tokyo in 1987.
They were accompanied by former Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda and his wife, Mie.
9. Japanese-American Tomoya Kawakita stands in jail.
He had defected to Japan during the war and brutalized American POWs in prison camps. Kawakita was arrested after being recognized by a former POW. He is currently one of the last Americans to be convicted of treason, California, 1947.