Hitler’s invasion of Poland in September 1, 1939 marked the beginning of World War II. Over the next five years, the conflict would take more lives and destroy more land and property around the globe than any previous war. In Poland alone, it cost the lives of an estimated 6 million people among them 3 million Jews murdered in Nazi concentration camps as part of Hitler’s planned and carefully executed “Final Solution,” now known as the Holocaust. Photos taken by a German photographer now part of Narodowe Archiwum Cyfrowe(National Digital Archives) in public domain.
The assault by air destroying railroad lines.
Germans attacking an undetermined village.
Germans in trenches waiting to attack Warsaw.
Bombing of the Citadel, a Polish Army garrison,training center and depot in Warsaw
German soldiers on Grojecka Street in Warsaw by September 26,1939
Let us not forget.
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One of the biggest moments in my life was being able to sign for my very own library card. When I'm not reading, researching and writing I'm riding my bike, sewing or gardening. I love flea markets, folk art, and traveling to Poland.