These Historical Photos Offer A WHOLE New View Of The Past.
Celebrating With Borsht
While it might sound a little bit dark, some people are so evil that their death is cause for celebration. That was the case when Joseph Stalin finally kicked the bucket. The Great Famine in the Ukraine that killed millions of people was thought to be planned by Stalin as a way to eliminate a Ukrainian independence movement. So when he died, free borsht for all!
Open-air Schools In The Netherlands In 1957
Who wants to have class outside? Open air schools or schools of the woods were purpose-built educational institutions for children designed to prevent and combat the widespread rise of tuberculosis that was happening in the time leading up to the Second World War. The thought was that fresh air, good ventilation, and exposure to the outside contributed to improved health. Who can argue with that?
Women Protesting In Iran
We now have powerful marches full of women fighting for equal rights and respect, but it wasn’t always that common. But in 1979, more than 100,000 women gathered on the streets of the Iranian capital to protest against the new Islamic government’s compulsory hijab ruling, which meant that women would be required to wear a headscarf when away from home. The protest was held on International Women’s Day, and women from all walks of life marched loud and proud.
German POWs In American Camps
This 1945 image, held by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, shows the faces of German POWs, captured by Americans, watching a film about a concentration camp. As part of something that was meant to purge Germany of the remnants of Nazi rule and rebuild its civil society, infrastructure, and economy, “forced confrontation” brought Germans face-to-face with the worst works of the Third Reich.
Jesse Owens Taking The Gold
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Here you see African American track star Jesse Owens winning his fourth gold medal at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. His relay team set a new world record of 39.8 seconds, which held for 20 years. Owens also became the first American to win four track and field gold medals at a single Olympics (100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump), a record that stood unbroken for 48 years.
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