We are looking for pictures and stories
The Second World War was the first war in history to be comprehensively documented in photographs. The medium of photography continued to be perfected and, thanks to mass production, the camera became an object of daily use for millions of people, including soldiers of course, who captured their impressions of the war in pictures. It is estimated that between 30 and 40 million photos were taken during the Second World War.
We are looking for photos from the period from 1933 to 1945.
Do you have any old photos from that time? Or perhaps even film documents?
Do you have a story to tell about how the war went? Then get in touch with us! Younger users: Ask your parents and grandparents if they would like to share their memories.
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Visit to the Majdanek concentration camp
The Lublin-Majdanek concentration and extermination camp was established in a suburb of Lublin in 1941 on the orders of the Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS) and “Chief of the German Police”, Heinrich Himmler.
It was the first concentration camp of the SS Inspectorate in occupied Poland.
March of the Living 2018
The March of the Living is a commemorative march that has taken place every year since 1988 on Yom Hashoah, the Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In memory of the millions of victims, more than 12.000 people walked through the infamous gate of the former Auschwitz concentration camp with the inscription “Arbeit macht frei” (“Arbeit macht Frei”) to the former Birkenau extermination camp on April 12.
73rd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau
More than a million dead, most of them Jews. This inconceivable number made Auschwitz a symbol of the Holocaust worldwide. When Red Army soldiers liberated the concentration camp on January 27, 1945, they found around 7,000 sick and completely exhausted prisoners, including children.
The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, as it is officially known, was introduced by the United Nations in 2005, the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. In Germany, the millions of victims of Nazi terror have been commemorated annually on January 27 since 1996.
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