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vintage everyday: 10 Fascinating Photographs from World War II ~  Because of the ongoing war, the Olympic Games of 1940 and 1944, slated for Tokyo and London, could not be held. However, several POW camps in Poland went ahead with their own Olympics, both in 1940 and 1944. While many of the events were held in secret, the 1944 Woldenberg Olympics, held at the camp in Woldenberg, and another held at the camp in Gross Born (both in Poland), were held on a much larger scale.

vintage everyday: 10 Fascinating Photographs from World War II ~ Because of the ongoing war, the Olympic Games of 1940 and 1944, slated for Tokyo and London, could not be held. However, several POW camps in Poland went ahead with their own Olympics, both in 1940 and 1944. While many of the events were held in secret, the 1944 Woldenberg Olympics, held at the camp in Woldenberg, and another held at the camp in Gross Born (both in Poland), were held on a much larger scale.

Dachau Survivors - Crematorium Survivors of the Dachau concentration camp demonstrate the operation of the crematorium by pushing a corpse into one of the ovens. Dachau, Germany, April 29-May 10, 1945.

Dachau Survivors - Crematorium Survivors of the Dachau concentration camp demonstrate the operation of the crematorium by pushing a corpse into one of the ovens. Dachau, Germany, April 29-May 10, 1945.

Auschwitz, to the gas chambers - from the Auschwitz Album

Auschwitz, to the gas chambers - from the Auschwitz Album

Jews of the Lodz Ghetto at Marysin Station beginning their last journey to Chelmno extermination camp.

Jews of the Lodz Ghetto at Marysin Station beginning their last journey to Chelmno extermination camp.

AUSCHWITZ. Arrival at death camp. These Jewish people will be gassed within hours. A Nazi SS is taking these pictures. Capturing with his own glee the people and faces of those he knows will be gassed in the hour. With a cold heart and evil, he focuses the f-stop of his camera. What kind of monster did these men become.

AUSCHWITZ. Arrival at death camp. These Jewish people will be gassed within hours. A Nazi SS is taking these pictures. Capturing with his own glee the people and faces of those he knows will be gassed in the hour. With a cold heart and evil, he focuses the f-stop of his camera. What kind of monster did these men become.

Germans executed partisans in Kharkov on Main Street 25 October 1941

Germans executed partisans in Kharkov on Main Street 25 October 1941

Two World War II prisoners of war stare through a barbed wire fence at Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany in 1945.

Two World War II prisoners of war stare through a barbed wire fence at Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany in 1945.

American soldiers liberating prisoners from a concentration camp at the end of WWII.

American soldiers liberating prisoners from a concentration camp at the end of WWII.

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