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Exécution en 1909 en France *la peine de mort est abolie en 1981 *la dernière en 1939* "la Guillotine"

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Sel'kup Christian graves with "communication holes", normally the hole in the wooden "dead humans house" for contacts with other world is closed by special wooden stopper (cork), it can be opened when communication is needed and then closed again. Serbian grave.

Selkup Christian graves with communication holes, normally the hole in the wooden dead humans house for contacts with other world is closed by special wooden stopper (cork), it can be opened when communication is needed and then closed again.

Filming the MGM logo 1924.  How cool is this?

Shooting the original MGM logo. The first lion used for the logo was named Slats. He was used on all black and white films from 1924 to The lion was a tribute to logo designer Howard Dietz's alma mater Columbia University, whose mascot was the lion.

April 19, 1928. Benton Illinois: Charles Birger, bootlegger addresses the crowd before he is hanged.  He insisted on hanging in a black, not a white, hood — owing to his hatred of the Ku Klux Klan.

Smiling on death row: This 1928 photo provided by the Franklin County Historic Preservation Society in Benton, Ill., shows bootlegging gangster Charlie Birger, center, on the gallows just before his public hanging in Benton.

A collection of rare photos.

A collection of rare photos.

Above and below are photographs of the very guillotine used to execute Sophie Scholl, brave resister of the German Nazi Fascists of WWII. Johann Reichhart, the actual executioner of Scholl, is pictured above. It is estimated that Reichhart executed up to 3,000 condemned prisoners, most of them resisters of  the Nazi regime.

This Day in WWII History: Feb Nazis arrest White Rose resistance leaders

16 Photos That Will Leave You Speechless. Number 7 Is Appalling.  “The last Jew in Vinnitsa” – Member of Einsatzgruppe D (a Nazi SS death squad) is just about to shoot a Jewish man kneeling before a filled mass grave in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1941. All 28,000 Jews from Vinnitsa and its surrounding areas were massacred.

"The last Jew in Vinnitsa" - Member of Einsatzgruppe D (a Nazi SS death squad) is just about to shoot a Jewish man kneeling before a filled mass grave in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in All Jews from Vinnitsa and its surrounding areas were massacred.

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