10 Shocking Photos of showing the darkest pages of history

Sometimes one picture can replace a thousand words. Pictures collected in our survey, circled at one time the whole world, but it does not make the event, which depicted them less scary. All images are imbued with an atmosphere of terror, and should be a reminder to mankind that such things should not be repeated.

10 Shocking Photos of showing the darkest pages of history

During the Sino-Japanese War in 1937, Japanese bombers instead of working off the fortified area near the Huangpu River in the city raided the station in Shanghai, where at that time there were 1800 civilians awaiting evacuation. The photo captures a small child, which made a rescuer from the destroyed station, put on an apron, and then came back to help others. Photo helpless child in the midst of chaos immediately spread around the world and generated a negative flow in relation to Japan. The photographer had to be evacuated to Hong Kong, as the Japanese have announced a reward for his head. Image source: Wikipedia

2. Crying boy soldier10 Shocking Photos of showing the darkest pages of history

In the photo 16-year-old Hans-Georg Henke of the Hitler Youth. The picture was taken in early May 1945, when it was clear to all that the surrender of Germany was inevitable. Photography has become a symbol of failed hopes. In the eyes of this young man’s tears of frustration and despair. Image source: John Florea

3. Flash Spaniard10 Shocking Photos of showing the darkest pages of history

During the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 killed more 100millionov people worldwide. This figure is six times higher than the number killed during the First World War. To have survived the photo that convey the horror of a pandemic. There are pictures of the mass graves, hospital wards, which are more like warehouses. Preserved hospital photos in the open air (infinite series of white tents). The picture in our survey captured people playing baseball in masks. While wearing masks walked everything. Image source: National Geographic

4. Atlantic slave trade10 Shocking Photos of showing the darkest pages of history

This photo was taken aboard a British vessel, the HMS Daphne (11/01/1868). These child slaves had just been rescued from the trade. Image source: PBS

5. Saving of the Berlin Wall10 Shocking Photos of showing the darkest pages of history

The photo captures the sentry guarding the perimeter, and as a little boy who is trying to get to the western part of Berlin to parents. The photo shows how cautiously looks around the soldier, but he still helped the kid to cross the border. Unfortunately, because of the photos published in the press soldier removed from duty and no one knows what happened to him next. Image source: Museum Sindicate

6. Photographs by William Sanders10 Shocking Photos of showing the darkest pages of history

In the 19th century, the West Asians were customarily described as savages. British photographer William Saunders, who visited China in 1850, staged a scene of execution by beheading. Newspapers printed the photo, strengthening the negative attitude of Europeans and Americans in Asia. Such staged shots at Sanders had set. Image source: SF MOMA

7. Indifference to death10 Shocking Photos of showing the darkest pages of history

Ukrainian Famine of the 1930s, became a terrible tragedy. At the time of the famine in Ukraine killed more than 4 000 000 people. The photo was taken in Kharkov in 1933 and was published under the title “Passers-by do not notice more than died of hunger on the streets of Kharkov.” Image source: Wikipedia

8. Mongolian girl10 Shocking Photos of showing the darkest pages of history

In such wooden cells were guilty people and exposed them to the Mongolian market. Accidents are not fed, and passers-by could taunt and insult them. The photo was taken in 1913, but information about this practice and appeared later. Image source: Stefan Passe

9. Brothers in Nagasaki10 Shocking Photos of showing the darkest pages of history

The photo was taken the US Marine Joe O’Donnell shortly after the bombing of Nagasaki. Youngest child in the photo is dead, and the elder brother brought him back to the crematorium. The older boy stayed and watched as his brother burned at the same time he did not utter a single tear, but bit his lip bleeding. The boy had just lost everything after the atomic bombing, but he brought barefoot body of his brother, to guarantee him a decent burial. Image source: Museum Sindicate

10. Mass grave10 Shocking Photos of showing the darkest pages of history

Before the liberation of the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen in April 1945, the Nazis killed 50,000 people there. The photo shows the “Mass grave number 3”. The man standing among the countless bodies – camp doctor Fritz Klein, who was hanged for his role in the massacres in December 1945. Klein’s work was that he decided which of the prisoners is still suitable for use. Image source: IWM

Source — Memolition.com

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