Category Archives: World War II

Julien Bryan (1899-1974), documentary filmmaker

Two young Polish boys read a Polish edition of a Mickey Mouse Sunday colored supplement while standing among the ruins of a building in Warsaw.

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Marie-Sophie Wilson-Carr

Very strange. A contemporary model but whose face reminds me of a World War II Jewish partisan in this image. It’s the photographer, the shot, but still feels like reincarnation.

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Iconic image of Hedy Lamar

Lamar was born in Austria to two Jewish parents (but she was raised Catholic) and married c. 1933 to a fascist (but not Nazi). Her husband was so controlling she had to flee from him disguised as a maid. Already famous … Continue reading

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Warsaw Ghetto destroyed, Jews “Forcibly pulled out of dug-outs”

This picture broke my heart knowing the horrible agony and murder awaiting these Jewish men, women, and children. It’s almost too sick to believe it is a real photo, but it is, taken by German propaganda. Their title of the … Continue reading

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Rembrandt van Rijn, Nightwatch , 1642. 

“On June 30, 1945, Rembrandt van Rijn’s masterpiece, Nightwatch (Militia Company of Captain Frans Banning Cocq), was formally unrolled at the Rijksmuseum after having been returned to Amsterdam by the Dutch canal system on a special boat. The painting had spent … Continue reading

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Arrest that Rat!

It never fails to impress me by how much the previous generations did and fought and sacrificed for WWII. The commitment of women on the home front was no laughing matter. Here is a photo from British archives showing women … Continue reading

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Worker at Carbon Black Plant, 1942

It’s difficult to see many photos. Tonight it was pictures of the Depression and the tired dehumanized look of the Dust Bowl farmers, brave WWII pilots in training looking young and wistful and probably realizing they won’t live until 20. … Continue reading

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Rolph Armstrong, Pinup

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Unidentified Japanese woman, 1947

Colored negative found on this flickr photo stream.

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Walter Nessler, Premonition

This painting by Nessler, his most famous, depicts London being bombed. He painted it before the London Blitz. A highly evocative work that conveys the influence of German Expressionism on him, art he must have been exposed to before he … Continue reading

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