World War II: The Holocaust in Photos

This photo provided by Paris’ Holocaust Memorial shows a German soldier shooting a Ukrainian Jew during a mass execution in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, sometime between 1941 and 1943 and it is part of the World War II Holocaust photo post over at The Atlantic. This image is titled “The last Jew in Vinnitsa”, the text that was written on the back of the photograph, which was found in a photo album belonging to a German soldier.

If you can believe it, the photo above is probably the least inoffensive of the bunch. The rest of them are truly some of the most shocking photos I’ve ever seen.

I’m just sick to my stomach now. :(

Warning: All images in this entry are shown in full, not screened out for graphic content. There are many dead bodies. The photographs are graphic and stark. This is the reality of genocide, and of an important part of World War II and human history.

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