A Menorah in Germany, 1931

In 1931, Rosi Posner, wife of the last rabbi of Kiel took this photo of the family menorah from the window ledge of the family home looking out on to the building across the road decorated with Nazi flags.

Dunkirk Evacuation by Hugo Jaeger, 1940

From 1936 until the end of the WWII, Hugo Jaeger worked as a personal photographer for Adolf Hitler and took color photos. Here are his photos from Dunkirk.

Hiroo Onoda is Found, 1974

In the spring of 1974, the world was captivated by the remarkable story of 2nd Lt. Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army, who emerged from the Philippine jungle after an astonishing thirty-year ordeal. Onoda’s journey began in 1945 when he and his fellow soldiers retreated into the dense wilderness, convinced that World War II was ongoing.

Stalingrad by Emmanuil Evzerikhin, 1942

A picture taken by Emmanuil Yevzerikhin in August 1942, conveyed the devastation of the Battle of Stalingrad by juxtaposing a pastoral statue of children dancing with the city’s bombed-out buildings.

Eichmann identified, 1960

In 1960, justice finally caught up with one of the most notorious war criminals. Adolf Eichman was abducted by the Israeli secret agents in Argentina in a covert operation and subsequently taken to Israel, where he stood trial for crimes against humanity. Here is the story of how photography was used to identify him.