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Three young girls pose at a displaced persons camp in Germany. 1947.

Three young girls pose at a displaced persons camp in Germany. 1947.

Dvinsk, Latvia, Postwar, The interior of a barrack in the concentration camp.

Dvinsk, Latvia, Postwar, The interior of a barrack in the concentration camp.

Deportation of Jews to Riga, Latvia. Bielefeld, Germany, December 13, 1941.

Deportation of Jews to Riga, Latvia. Bielefeld, Germany, December 13, 1941.

Irena Sendler, a Catholic hero...Nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize but lost it to Al Gore.

Irena Sendler, a Catholic hero...Nominated for the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize but lost it to Al Gore.

American soldiers crossing on his section of the front line of defence of The Siegfried Line at the German border. Siegfried line consisted of anti-tank obstacles, concrete, trenches and Pillbox points. 1945

American soldiers crossing on his section of the front line of defence of The Siegfried Line at the German border. Siegfried line consisted of anti-tank obstacles, concrete, trenches and Pillbox points. 1945

Riga, Latvia, A pile of bones.  In the ghetto or at a concentration camp. (or within the city.)

Riga, Latvia, A pile of bones. In the ghetto or at a concentration camp. (or within the city.)

"It looks like a typical wartime photo. In fact it is evidence of one of the most remarkable stories of the Second World War that has only just emerged. The smiling soldiers are members of a Latvian-based SS death squad that hunted down Jews for Nazi Germany. The boy is their mascot who was lauded in propaganda newsreels as “the Reich’s youngest Nazi”. But the filmmakers didn’t know the little boy was, in fact, Jewish. He had seen most of his family massacred by men — possibly from the…

The tale of a Nazi mascot

"It looks like a typical wartime photo. In fact it is evidence of one of the most remarkable stories of the Second World War that has only just emerged. The smiling soldiers are members of a Latvian-based SS death squad that hunted down Jews for Nazi Germany. The boy is their mascot who was lauded in propaganda newsreels as “the Reich’s youngest Nazi”. But the filmmakers didn’t know the little boy was, in fact, Jewish. He had seen most of his family massacred by men — possibly from the…

After the pogrom, children who have received food from a soup kitchen pose on a sidewalk with pitchers and soup pails. Lvov, 1918.

After the pogrom, children who have received food from a soup kitchen pose on a sidewalk with pitchers and soup pails. Lvov, 1918.

March 29, 1945   PATTON’S THIRD ARMY TAKES FRANKFURT   “Old Blood & Guts”, General George S. Patton. led the 3rd US Army into Frankfurt, Germany today.

March 29, 1945 PATTON’S THIRD ARMY TAKES FRANKFURT “Old Blood & Guts”, General George S. Patton. led the 3rd US Army into Frankfurt, Germany today.

Salaspils, Latvia, Storeroom for clothes at the death camp.

Salaspils, Latvia, Storeroom for clothes at the death camp.

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