Oregon

6 killed in Oregon by stray Japanese balloon bomb

May 5, 1945 Bly, Oregon A pregnant woman and 5 children are killed by a Japanese balloon bomb The bombs were sent by the Japanese military to the western coasts of the United States and Canada. The intent was to have a cheap, efficient, and stealthy weapon utilizing the jet streams over the Pacific Ocean… Continue reading 6 killed in Oregon by stray Japanese balloon bomb

Crime Scene Photography · Germany · Massacres/Mass Murder · Political

Germans forced to rebury Russians massacred by SS in Suttrop, Germany

May 3, 1945 Suttrop, Germany A German civilian holds the body of a Russian baby, killed by German troops On May 3, 1945, the 95th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army occupying Suttrop were informed by locals of a mass grave of Russians killed by the SS six weeks before. The local rumors claimed the… Continue reading Germans forced to rebury Russians massacred by SS in Suttrop, Germany

Crime Scene Photography · Germany

Mass suicide in Demmin, Germany following the fall of the Nazi regime

May 1, 1945 Germany Up to 2,500 people commit mass suicide to avoid the advancing Soviet troops and the rapes, tortures, and murders they brought People in Demmin, Germany, were well aware of the atrocities the Soviet army were capable of; some were previous victims of the army. To avoid possibly horrific fates, they began… Continue reading Mass suicide in Demmin, Germany following the fall of the Nazi regime

Germany · Political

The deaths of the Goebbel family

May 1, 1945 Germany 6 of the Goebbels children, between the ages of 4 and 12, are murdered by the parents after the fall of Hitler Joseph Goebbels was the Chancellor of Germany and Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda in Nazi Germany. When Germany approached defeat, Goebbels and his wife agreed to kill their… Continue reading The deaths of the Goebbel family