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.
- Servicing a floodlight, 1942 — Share the History Love... A worker servicing one of the floodlights that turns night into day at the big construction operations for Columbia Steel Company in Geneva, Utah, which will make important additions to the vast amount of steel needed for the war effort in November 1942. Share the History Love... [...]
- Nurses arriving on Guadalcanal, 1944 — Share the History Love... Fifty nurses arrive on Guadalcanal. Marines and others help aid the women in moving their luggage onshore. Ensign Jean Rogers, of 5800 Garfield Avenue, Kansas City, MO seeks her suitcases among the pile just after she disembarked from a landing craft on May 3, 1944. Share the History Love... [...]
- D-Day in Pictures: Part VI — Share the History Love... D-Day in Pictures: Part I D-Day in Pictures: Part II D-Day in Pictures: Part III D-Day in Pictures: Part IV D-Day in Pictures: Part V “We got on the beach and they have all these people laying down on the beach that were killed, it was chaos” – SSG Walter Ehlers, 18th Infantry [...]
- Injured Marine is lifted by a litter hoist, 1945 — Share the History Love... Wounded on Okinawa, a Marine is lifted by a litter hoist from a landing craft to a Navy hospital ship on October 14, 1945. This type of hoist is used when rough water makes typing up at the gangway of the hospital ship hazardous. Share the History Love... [...]
- V-J Celebration in St. Louis, 1945 — Share the History Love... V-J Day celebration on Washington Avenue in St. Louis with two young women riding on the hood of a car, 1945. Share the History Love... [...]