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This is most likely the first photo of a KIA in World War II. This German soldier was killed on the first day of the German invasion of Poland, September 1, 1939, precisely at Hill 179, near Chojnice.

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from Mail Online

Haunting smile of girl facing the Holocaust: How Hitler's PERSONAL photographer captured for history the plight of the Jews in Nazi-occupied Poland

Despite the awfulness of her predicament, in the Kutno ghetto this young Jewish woman manages to smile brightly for the camera as she poses for Hugo Jaeger, Hitler's personal photographer.

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from HowStuffWorks

Start of World War II: September 1939-March 1940

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2 World War, planes dumping soldiers in parasuits, some has already landed, and are running to seek cover. Photo b/w, history.

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Infographic: Auschwitz by the Numbers.  Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
from Global News

Infographic: Auschwitz remembered - National

Infographic: Auschwitz by the Numbers. Today marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

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from BuzzFeed

9 Haunting Then-And-Now Photos Of World War II Europe

Auschwitz, Poland | 9 Haunting Then-And-Now Photos Of World War II Europe -- created by Jo Teuwisse

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from The Independent

Chilling drone footage captures Auschwitz ahead of 70th anniversary of

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19 Sep 43: British Air Ministry says that Hamburg now lies in absolute ruins and is "probably the most complete blotting out of a city that ever happened." More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0919&s=430919 #WWII

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