They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have shared them with the world, we’ll let these images do the talking….
A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in. It’s now used as a monument. Source
This is ‘Leao’ at the time this photo was taken, she had sat for the 2nd consecutive day at the grave of her owner who perished in the landslides in Brazil January 15 2011. Source: Vanderlei Almeida / Getty Images
In the background a North Korean man waves his hand as a South Korean relative weeps. Just 436 South Koreans were allowed to spend 3 days in North Korea to meet their 97 North Korean relatives. The two countries have kept them separate since the 1950-53 war. Source: Kim Ho-Young / Reuters
A wounded soldier sinks to his knees, a the result of sniper fire in Venezuela. Navy chaplain Luis Padillo gives him his last rites. Source
An unknown French civilian cries in fear as Nazis storm France to occupy Paris during World War II. Source
Nazi military commander Heinrich Himmler inspects the concentration camps only to be confronted by Prisoner of War Horace Greasley. Greasley would regularly escape from the camp and then sneak back in. Allegedly managed this over 200 times. His reason? He was meeting a local German girl in secret, with whom he’d fallen deeply in love with. Source
After many years, a German World War II prisoner was finally released by the Soviet Union. This photo sees him being reunited with his daughter. She’d not seen her father since she was one year old. Source