Woman kills 4 children, ties them to tree with barbed wire rather than let them starve (graphic)

December 11, 1923 Antoniówka, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland Marianna Dolińska kills her four children and hangs their bodies around a tree with barbed wire Dolińska had been suffering from depression when she hanged her four children — Zofię, 6 months; Antoniego, 3 years; Bronisławę, 5 years; and Stefana, 7 years — to death before tying their…

Operation Valkyrie, the failed assassination attempt on Hitler

July 20, 1944 Rastenburg, East Prussia, German Empire (modern day Kętrzyn, Warmia-Masuria, Poland) An assassination attempt on Adolph Hitler’s life, orchestrated by high-ranking German officials, fails A group of members of the German government conspired to assassinate Hitler, fearing he was leading the country to annihilation. A plan was formed, and Colonel Claus Philipp Maria…

Liliane Gerenstein put to death in Auschwitz

April 15, 1944 Oswiecim, Małopolskie, Poland (Auschwitz Death Camp) 11-year-old Liliane Gerenstein is put to death French-born Liliane was among a large group of children living in a children’s home designed to hide their Jewish heritage. On April 6, gestapo raided the home taking 44 children and 7 supervisors. They were taken to Auschwitz where…

The liberation of Auschwitz

January 27, 1945 Oswiecim, Poland The Auschwitz concentration camp is overtaken by Soviet soldiers, liberating the starving survivors When the Nazis received information Soviet forces were making their way to Auschwitz (they had already liberated Warsaw and Krakow), soldiers tried eliminating as much evidence of their war crimes as possible, including shooting prisoners, burning evidence,…