Elie Wiesel is a Romanian-born Jewish-American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor. During World War II, his parents and sister were killed in concentration camps. Wiesel spent 11 months in Nazi concentration camps before being liberated from Buchenwald in April 1945 by the 89th Infantry Division. If you have not read Wiesel’s memoir Night, you should. His memoir is quite harrowing about the horrors of the Holocaust and living with survivor’s guilt. Also he discusses the importance of never forgetting those who died during it.
- Schoolchildren dressed as books, 1920 — Share the History Love... Schoolchildren pose on the school’s stairs dressed as books in 1920. Share the History Love... [...]
- Rehabilitating injuries in a hospital gymnasium, 1944 — Share the History Love... U.S Soldiers run painful race back to health. Getting over these foot-high hurdles is no easy task for Pvt. Ralph Johnson of Pittsburgh, PA who needs the strong arm of Sgt. D. D. Gilbert of Philadelphia to finish out his first race with health. Hospitalized somewhere overseas, these wounded American soldiers [...]
- Gretchen Fraser at the 1948 Olympic Games — Share the History Love... Gretchen Fraser was the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in skiing at the 1948 Olympic Games in St. Moritz, Switzerland. Fraser was selected for the 1940 Olympic team, but those Games were cancelled due to World War II. While her husband 1936 Olympian skier Don Fraser, went to war, [...]
- Maureen O’Hara with donated typewriters for the war effort, 1... — Share the History Love... Another load of RKO Radio typewriters is turned in to the government for war work. Somewhere in the lot is Maureen O’Hara’s personal typewriter which she added to the pile before she would pose in the picture in November 1942. The machines come from the Script Department where each one has [...]
- Cases of TNT shipping to England during WWII — Share the History Love... Cases of T.N.T. gunpowder shipped from the United States under lend-lease are stacked in the dump in a tunnel 100 feet underground dug out of solid rock, in western England. The staff here work 24 hours a day handling lend-lease materials arriving from the U.S. to the allied countries. Share the [...]