History is fascinating
In the aftermath of the Holocaust, the international community vowed to “Never Again” allow such violence be repeated. Unfortunately, however, the world has witnessed similar acts of genocide and crimes against humanity since World War II. The infographic below is meant to present some numbers and facts behind these modern-day atrocities. The information is not exhaustive, but hopefully serves as a reminder to Never Again forget the millions of lives lost.
Miner Boy: Children were cheap labor in the mines. This boy spent 10 hours a day in that outfit with only the light from that tallow wick lamp. He cleaned & played the part of a "canary" (kids were easier to replace than good miners). He was probably Finnish or Swedish & indentured to the company for the purpose of paying his fathers debts. The unions fought bloody battles to get these children out of the coal mines. This little guy worked (& likely died) in Utah or Colorado mines / Scott Cooper
Memorial to Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette ~ by E. Gaulle & P. Petitot - St Denis Basilica, burial place of nearly every French king from 10th-18th c. During the Revolution, bodies were removed, dumped in large pits & dissolved with lime (Marie & Louis had been buried at La Madeleine). In 1815 meager remains of Louis & Marie (reputedly) were returned. In 1817 the mass graves were opened & co-mingled remains placed in an ossuary in St. Denis - marble plates list the 100s of names. [1st of 2 pins]
Off the shores of Alexandria, the city of Alexander the Great, lies what is believed to be the ruins of the royal quarters of Cleopatra. A team of marine archaeologists led by Frenchman Franck Goddio made excavations on this ancient city from where Cleopatra, the last queen of the Ptolemies, ruled Egypt. Historians believe this site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves more than 1,600 years ago.
Ravensbruck, Germany. Scars on a leg of a woman after medical experimentation. experiments" was to treat war injuries. The experimentation consisted of breaking bones and transplants of the bone, muscle and nerves. During the medical experimentation prisoners legs were broken, whole bones and tissue were removed and sent for transplants for SS patients. These photographs were used as evidence in the Medical Trials that were held in Nuremberg from October 25, 1946 to August 20, 1947.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. King has become a national icon in the history of modern American liberalism.