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Four Polish insurgents of the Polish Home Army who were captured by Germans after the failed Warsaw Uprising are photographed through barbed wire at Stalag VI-C POW camp after their liberation. April, 1945.

Four Polish insurgents of the Polish Home Army who were captured by Germans after the failed Warsaw Uprising are photographed through barbed wire at Stalag VI-C POW camp after their liberation. April, 1945.

Girl-guide postmen of the “Gray Ranks” during the Warsaw Uprising, 1944. “Gray Ranks” was a codename for the underground paramilitary Polish Scouting Association during World War II.

Girl-guide postmen of the “Gray Ranks” during the Warsaw Uprising, “ was a codename for the underground paramilitary Polish Scouting Association during World War II.

Female Polish fighter of the Warsaw Uprising, 1944, march into German captivity after the uprising was crushed by the Waffen SS. Most of these defiant women perished in death camps, their status as low as that of Soviet POWs.

Female Polish fighter of the Warsaw Uprising, march into German captivity after the uprising was crushed by the Waffen SS. Most of these defiant women perished in death camps, their status as low as that of Soviet POWs.

Cato Bontjes van Beek -she was guillotined in August 1943 for her resistance activities in the red orchestra, so named by the gestapo.

Cato Bontjes van Beek -she was guillotined in August 1943 for her resistance activities in the red orchestra, so named by the gestapo Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

ADELE - Yugoslavian partisan and art student Edith Semjen, one of the 1,000 Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi-occupied Europe, photographed at Fort O...

Yugoslavian partisan and art student Edith Semjen, one of the Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi-occupied Europe, photographed at Fort Ontario, 31 Dec Once Upon A Time In War ~Via Have Moxie On Me

Warsaw Uprising, 1944:  Polish Home Army fighters pause for a bite and a drink. Their efforts were eventually brutally quashed by the Waffen SS, with Soviet armies watching from a close distance. Stalin wanted the Germans to eliminate free-spirited Poles. A large part of Warsaw was completely destroyed as German revenge for the uprising.

Warsaw Uprising, Polish Home Army fighters pause for a bite and a drink…

Polish Resistance Fighters

Post with 12517 views. Insurgents read a German propaganda leaflet during the Warsaw uprising, 1944

Hans Speidel (1897-1984) was a German World War II and postwar general. He was appalled by Nazi racial policies and was a key conspirator in the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was the only one of the inner circle not to die by execution or suicide. He was involved in the development and creation of the postwar Bundeswehr, and was named Commander-in-Chief of NATO ground forces in Central Europe in 1957, a command he held until his retirement in 1963. This image is dated 1972, but was taken in…

Hans Speidel (1897-1984) was a German World War II and postwar general. He was appalled by Nazi racial policies and was a key conspirator in the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was the only one of the inner circle not to die by execution or suicide. He was involved in the development and creation of the postwar Bundeswehr, and was named Commander-in-Chief of NATO ground forces in Central Europe in 1957, a command he held until his retirement in 1963. This image is dated 1972, but was taken in…

Warsaw Uprising 1944. Civilians and insurgents are waiting for the best moment to cross the street under enemy fire.  Source: Dni Powstania

Warsaw Uprising Civilians and insurgents are waiting for the best moment to cross the street under enemy fire.

Warsaw Uprising, October 1944: Exhausted Polish fighters emerge from their hiding places after the battle has been lost. Most of them would take the road to concentration camps. Although the exact number of casualties remains unknown, it is estimated that about 16,000 members of the Polish resistance were killed and about 6,000 badly wounded. In addition, between 150,000 and 200,000 Polish civilians died, mostly from mass executions.

Warsaw Uprising, October Exhausted Polish fighters emerge from their…

Bransk, Poland, 1942, A group of Jewish partisans in the Bransk Forest

Bransk, Poland, A group of Jewish partisans in the Bransk Forest (Yad Vashem Photo Archive). POlish fighters had few weapons, those that they did have were valued prized possessions.

Yitzhak Zuckerman (Antek), One of the Organizers of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

:: Yitzhak Zuckerman (Antek), One of the organizers of the Warsaw ghetto uprising:: and a founder of my workplace, the Ghetto Fighters' House archives and museum of Holocaust and Jewish Resistance heritage.

Toulouse, France Chief of Police, Jean Phillipe, resigned on January 13, 1943. He refused to submit a list of Jews to the Germans.

Jean Phillipe, Police Inspector in Toulouse in late He used his position to help Jews and resistance fighters

Soldiers from Group "Radosław" after a several hour sewer march from Plac Krasińskich to ul. Warecka in Śródmieście district, early morning on September 2, 1944. The boy wearing a helmet in front is Tadeusz Rajszczak "Maszynka", behind him is Wiesława Reiff "Sława" - both from "Miotła" Battalion.

Jerzy Tomaszewski, Warsaw Uprising: Soldiers from the “Radosław Regiment” after several hours marching through sewers from Krasinski Square to Warecka Street in the Srodmiesce district, early morning on September

Poland, A portrait of Yitzhak Antek Zuckerman, one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Poland, A portrait of Yitzhak Antek Zuckerman, one of the leaders of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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