Germany

Women grieve fallen soldiers in WWII (colorized)

April 18, 1945 Hilden, Germany Three young women and a girl lay flowers at the feet of American soldiers, reportedly killed by a German soldier after they surrendered A story often attached to the photo describes the girl and women as being recently liberated Russians from a labor camp. While this story is oft-repeated on… Continue reading Women grieve fallen soldiers in WWII (colorized)

Poland

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… Continue reading Liliane Gerenstein put to death in Auschwitz

California · Executions · Female Killers

Woman executed for killing the woman who helped free her from a previous murder sentence

April 11, 1947 San Quentin, California American murderer Louise Peete is executed in the gas chamber at the age of 66 Peete (seen here in her mugshot the day before her execution) had previously served time for the murder of a wealthy man whom she claimed to be romantic with, but had been sent out… Continue reading Woman executed for killing the woman who helped free her from a previous murder sentence

Political · Wisconsin

Man throws tear gas grenade at police during the Allis-Chalmers strike of 1941

April 2, 1941 Milwaukee, Wisconsin A photograph is published of the strike at the Allis-Chalmers Plant The strike lasted 75 days, with workers demanding a wage increase and a “maintenance of membership” clause added to employment contacts which essentially ensured all workers were part of a union. The strike was the first to feature police… Continue reading Man throws tear gas grenade at police during the Allis-Chalmers strike of 1941