Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in his prison cell April 15, 1961 in Ramle, central Israel. The Israeli police donated Eichmann's original handprints, fingerprints and mugshot to Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial ahead of Israel's annual Holocaust remembrance day May 4, 2005 which this year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Nazi's World War II defeat in 1945.
A view across Sloane Square, London in the first week after the outbreak of World War II, September 1939. In the foreground is a war memorial, and opposite is the Royal Court theatre, where a sign has been erected, reading: 'Closed until further notice'. Original publication: Picture Post - 218 - Diary of the War, No 3: The First Week, pub. 23rd September 1939. (Photo by August Darwell/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.
Remembrance or "Poppy Day" is Great Britain's day of remembrance for its WWI veterans. The practice of wearing poppies takes its origin from the poem, “In Flanders Fields, 1915” written by Lieut. Col. John McCrae. He was a member of the first Canada contingent and died in France in 1918 after four years of service on the western front.
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