heinrich himmler ... he used his racist nazi ideology to justify the murder of millions, ordered the building of the first extermination camps, was one of the most influential men in nazi germany and so was one of the persons most directly responsible for the holocaust ... he committed suicide by cyanide
Halina Brzozowska, 82, who survived the Auschwitz death camp, holds a picture of herself taken during the war. Brzozowska was 12 years old during the Warsaw Uprising, when her family were sent to a camp in Pruszkow. She and her 6-year-old sister were then moved by train to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Brzozowska said that it was hard to say what had happened to them, that they were taken from their homes, family and lost their childhood. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)
The face of Death: Adolf Eichman, the SS lieutenant colonel who was the main organizer of the "administrative" side of the Holocaust. He was abducted by Israeli agents from Argentina, tried in Israel, and hanged in 1962. His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered at sea.
This is typical of the way Londoners had breakfast in England, Sept. 6, 1939, after the air raid warning had sounded. Breakfast was in the family dugout--this one in a garden?with a gasmask hanging ready. (AP Photo)