Inmates of the concentration camp at Flossenburg after being liberated by the 97th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in May 1945. The emaciated prisoner in the center is a 23 year-old Czech ill with dysentery.
Freedom is Never Free. Liberation is a bronze Holocaust memorial created by the sculptor Nathan Rapoport, located in Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Officially dedicated on May 30, 1985. It portrays an American Soldier carrying the body of a Holocaust survivor out of a Nazi concentration camp.
Jewish children inside the Warsaw Ghetto hold up their hats for bits of food tossed over the wall by kind, and brave, passers-by. Anyone, Pole, Jew, or German, could face summary execution if caught throwing food into the Ghetto.
Gyula PAUER & Can Togay. Shoes on the Danube Promenade. A memorial created on the bank of the Danube River in Budapest. 2005. It honors the Jews who were killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen in Budapest during WW II. They were ordered to take off their shoes, and were shot at the edge of the water.
Whether the numbers are exact or not, it's incredible to learn of the sacrifices made, both military and civilian alike, during WWII. Most of my early education on the subject of WWII was from an American perspective and, unfortunately, I didn't learn until college about the high casualty count for the other nations involved.