Here are this week’s interesting historical photos. For part 346, click here.
1. A crowd of about 4000 Nazi sympathizers, some with their children, protest outside Landsberg Prison, demanding amnesty for the hundreds of Nazi war criminals being held there.
When Jewish people counter-protested, the crowd chanted Nazi-era slogans and attacked them, West Germany, 1951.
2. African Americans in Harlem volunteering to go to Ethiopia and fight to save Africa’s last uncolonized nation from fascist Italian dictator Mussolini.
Almost all volunteers were blocked from leaving by the US government. Few managed to go to Ethiopia, in the summer of 1935.
3. Canadian KKK rally against a political candidate because he was catholic, New Brunswick Canada, 1935.
4. This 7 feet (2.13 meters) sword belonged to Pier Gerlofs Donia aka Grutte Pier, a 16th-century Frisian rebel leader who was slightly taller than his sword.
The picture was taken in 1951 at the Museum of Friesland in Leeuwarden, Holland, where the sword is still on display today.
5. Jewish youths rescued from Auschwitz show their camp tattoos while aboard a refugee ship, 15 July 1945.
6. Sabiha Gökçen was a Turkish aviator.
During her flight career, she flew around 8,000 hours and participated in 32 different military operations. She was the world’s first female fighter pilot, aged 23, 1929.
7. An unidentified white student slugs a hanging effigy of a black student outside of the Little Rock Central High School.
This was taken after the school was forced to desegregate, a move which many locals vehemently opposed, Arkansas, U.S, 1957.
8. Religious KKK members in Oregon, the 1920s.
9. A lone soldier admires the beauty of the Alps on the Italian Front of World War I, 1914-1918.
10. John “Liver Eating” Johnson.
In 1847, his wife, a member of the Flathead N.A. tribe, was killed by a Crow brave, which prompted Johnson to embark on a vendetta against the tribe. He killed and scalped more than 300 Crow Indians and devoured their livers to avenge the death of his wife.