A German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with his daughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one year old. Photo by Helmuth Pirath, 1956 World Press Photo of the Year
and blankets Titanic Survivors Charlotte Collyer and her daughter Marjorie after they finally made it to America. She has a White Star Line blanket on her lap. Their faces say it.things are never going to be the same.
Real-life Grave of the Fireflies: Stoic Japanese orphan, standing at attention having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, Nagasaki, by American photographer, Joe O’Donnell 1945 (One of the many sad things about war.
Old Picture of the Day: Old West Today we feature a picture of Robert McGee. The picture was taken in As a child, Robert McGee was scalped by Indians. He is the only person I am aware of who survived the horrific experience of being scalped.
livefromjerusalem: Holocaust survivors from the immigrant ship Exodus. In spite of all the brutalization she’s suffered, she retains her humanity, her inner beauty shines like light from her eyes.
Anna Anderson In Anderson turned up at a mental hospital in Germany as a Jane Doe. She refused to reveal her identity at first, but two years later she began claiming to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov.