Made for someone who had their leg amputated above the knee, this unusual metal skeleton-like structure is known as a ‘Bird Cage’ design. This design was intended to be both strong and lightweight. The socket of the leg is made from certalmid, a material designed for prosthetic limbs during the First World War and used for many years afterwards. The leg was issued by the Ministry of Pensions, a British government department made responsible for compensating the huge numbers of British servicemen left physically disabled by the war.
Soviet troops making their way through the ruins of Stalingrad, Russia, 1 Nov 1942.
A postcard published in Brussels to raise funds for efforts to relieve Bolshevik Russia’s famine of 1921. The photograph, taken by Fridtjof Nansen, depicts a pile of bodies in a cemetery Buzuluk, a city in the Volga-Ural region, and is often used to support that the Holodomor* was in fact, genocide.
*The Holodomor was a man-made famine that occurred in Soviet Ukraine a decade later, that was denied the title of “genocide” by many intellectuals, because of Soviet Propaganda, until the 1980s.
Hitlerjugend in Worms