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Tibor Rubin .A Holocaust survivor, Rubin was just 15 years old when Allied forces freed him from a Nazi concentration camp, and he vowed to pay them back by moving to America and joining the U.S. Army. He made good on that promise. Later, as a POW during the Korean War, he routinely sneaked out of the camp at night, returning with food for his fellow prisoners. Rubin, 86, received a long-overdue Medal of Honor in 2004.

Tibor Rubin .A Holocaust survivor, Rubin was just 15 years old when Allied forces freed him from a Nazi concentration camp, and he vowed to pay them back by moving to America and joining the U.S. Army. He made good on that promise. Later, as a POW during the Korean War, he routinely sneaked out of the camp at night, returning with food for his fellow prisoners. Rubin, 86, received a long-overdue Medal of Honor in 2004.

German refugees, civilians and soldiers, crowd platforms of the Berlin train station after being driven from Poland and Czechoslovakia following the defeat of Germany by Allied forces

German refugees, civilians and soldiers, crowd platforms of the Berlin train station after being driven from Poland and Czechoslovakia following the defeat of Germany by Allied forces

The 'perfect, pitiless, Nazi': German soldiers' confessions reveal how troops driven by bloodlust killed innocent civilians for fun

The 'perfect, pitiless, Nazi': German soldiers' confessions reveal how troops driven by bloodlust killed innocent civilians for fun

8,8 cm Pa.K. 43/1 L/71 auf Geschützwagen III und IV „Hornisse“ (Sd. Kfz. 164) | by Panzer DB

8,8 cm Pa.K. 43/1 L/71 auf Geschützwagen III und IV „Hornisse“ (Sd. Kfz. 164) | by Panzer DB

Portrait of a member of the Buchenwald children's transport wearing his camp uniform. The uniform of the boy probably originally belonged to Mozes Kunitz (b. 12/7/26) in Sighet.

Portrait of a member of the Buchenwald children's transport wearing his camp uniform. The uniform of the boy probably originally belonged to Mozes Kunitz (b. 12/7/26) in Sighet.

Commander Otto Ohlendorf, executed in 1951 for having headed an Einsatzgruppe Task force responsible for killing 90,000 people --mostly Jews -- shot by his command. His defense was that he was following orders by the leaders of the state. Though he testified that he personally had scruples against the liquidation orders, yet he also said he felt duty-bound to obey the liquidation orders. He also testified that any soldier refusing to obey the orders faced court martial.

Commander Otto Ohlendorf, executed in 1951 for having headed an Einsatzgruppe Task force responsible for killing 90,000 people --mostly Jews -- shot by his command. His defense was that he was following orders by the leaders of the state. Though he testified that he personally had scruples against the liquidation orders, yet he also said he felt duty-bound to obey the liquidation orders. He also testified that any soldier refusing to obey the orders faced court martial.

Massacres of POWs, Dutch East Indies, 1941-1942  Brutality was a daily event for the Japanese soldier. He had to admit brutality against himself by his officers. This treatment he simply gave further to his subordinates or the prisoners, the last because they were inferior to him after their surrender ...

Massacres of POWs, Dutch East Indies, 1941-1942 Brutality was a daily event for the Japanese soldier. He had to admit brutality against himself by his officers. This treatment he simply gave further to his subordinates or the prisoners, the last because they were inferior to him after their surrender ...