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Rarely Seen History: Racism and Nazism (Part 2)

This is a second attempt (see first one here) to grasp the absurdity of these two interlinked ideologies without showing dead bodies or fighting armies. Instead, I used some rarely published photographs that I find extremely fascinating.

British sailor removing the leg irons off a slave late 1800s

British sailor removing the leg irons off a slave, late 1800s.

 

Ku Klux Klan at the carnival in Canon City, 1925

Ku Klux Klan at the carnival in Canon City ,1925.

 

World's Highest Standard of Living - A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph,1937

World’s Highest Standard of Living – A Margaret Bourke-White Photograph,1937.

 

A rare color photo of Adolf Hitler which shows his true eye color (date unknown)

A rare color photo of Adolf Hitler which shows his true eye color (date unknown).

 

US Government mockups of how Hitler could have disguised himself

US Government mockups of how Hitler could have disguised himself, 1940s.

 

The last photo taken of Adolf Hitler as he overlooks the damage in Berlin,1945

The last photo taken of Adolf Hitler as he overlooks the damage in Berlin,1945.

 

Berlin in 1945

And here is what he saw…

 

A German soldier returns home only to find his family no longer there. Frankfurt, 1946 - by Tony Vaccaro

A German soldier returns home only to find his family no longer there, Frankfurt, 1946 – by Tony Vaccaro

 

A girl who grew up in a concentration camp draws a picture of Home while living in a residence for disturbed children. Poland, 1948.

A girl who grew up in a concentration camp draws a picture of “Home” while living in a residence for disturbed children, Poland, 1948.

 

Black children looking in on a whites-only playground, Mobile, Alabama 1956

Black children looking in on a whites-only playground, Mobile, Alabama 1956.

 

African girl in human zoo, Belgium 1958

African girl in human zoo, Belgium 1958.

 

Black man drinking at white only fountain, ca 1964 by Cecil Williams

Black man drinking at white only fountain, ca 1964 – by Cecil Williams.

 

Nelson Mandela keeps his fists raised after he was sentenced to life imprisonment, June 1964

Nelson Mandela keeps his fists raised after he was sentenced to life imprisonment, June 1964.

 

Demonstrator at the Harlem Peace March to end racial oppression carries an anti-war sign, 1967

Demonstrator at the Harlem Peace March to end racial oppression carries an anti-war sign, 1967.

 

The child of a KKK member approaches black state troopers,1992

The child of a KKK member approaches black state troopers, 1992.

 

Sources of photos: Imgur, Reddit

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19 Comments

  1. Carob Tree

    It always amazes me how folks get caught up or distracted by the minutia. Raciam existed and persisted way before the civil rights movement . The African American family was desperately and severely disrupted by slave owners separating families and killing fathers who stood up for themselves.

    The republican party was a different party before the turn of the 20th century and during the slave era. Like many sociopolitical ideals, the premise was sound even if the ideology lost its way; along the way. The democractic party also has been exposed to and prone to disruption and corruption. Partisanship in itself is divisive.

    The bottom line is men have the inate ability to be animals irrespective of race creed and color. We are prone to atrocities and acts of horrific aggression. Anything said outside of this is rhetoric. Instead of speaking about who is to blame and when it started; focus on the solution and how to end it.

    Jeremiah 10:23

  2. Paulette dodson

    In some stats i believe! still that concept rising or promoted. i was not surprised but really upset.. who we are what we have don! god bless all of us any our peoples… seriously

  3. Free

    On Nelson’s hands….

    The picture clearly shows two men sticking their right arms and hands out of the bars. The picture also clearly shows the left arms of both men are raised up against the same window.

    I assume that those joking about the two right hands were joking, and I’m…wondering which right hand is Nelson’s.

    Thoughts, anyone?

  4. Noelle

    The picture of the girl who grew up in a concentration camp just makes me want to cry.

  5. Thomas Smith

    the system (capitalism) that enslaved and discriminated against Blacks is the same system that oppressed working class whites, but poisoned their brains with the idea of white skin supremacy even though working class whites were screwed too.

    btw. JAYE you are either a fool, liar or both,
    “liberal , progressive” thinking was one of the things that help liberate BlackS AND WHITES here in america

    • ted

      President Obama first heard about it on the news like us folks.

  6. SM

    I guess Nelson Mandela had two right hands..

  7. Jaye

    Blacks living back then, had jobs, two parents with a intact family life. If you ask older Blacks when did the Black family begin to fail, in the 1960’s under a decade of liberal rule.

    • Thomas Smith

      YOU ARE A DAMN FOOL AND A LIAR TOO

      • wes

        Naw I think he is spot on you are just as racist as the people in those photos I imagine but I may be wrong. Dont really care

      • W.E.B. DuBoise

        Walter Williams, famous modern Black educator and author, states the Exact same thing. It wasn’t until ‘they’ started with racial quotas of ‘equal’ opportunity, minimum wage and the welfare state that the black people started to lose their way. How come all these children are being raised by black grandparents? Because they were the last generation to work hard, have jobs and maintain the family unit.

    • Peter

      Lmao. It’s obvious you’re making this up, I bet you don’t even know any Black American. Must be bad not living in a conservative world where only white have rights huh?

  8. satriani

    Hey, the title for Mandela photo is wrong; it should be “Nelson Mandela keeps both right fists raised after he was sentenced to life imprisonment, June 1964.”
    I could also provide you links for some photos like “White children looking in on a blacks-only school basketball court, Bronx, New York 2014.”

  9. interestingandweird.com

    Fascinating, interesting and thought provoking. Thank-you.

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  12. Jim

    As a young child in Virginia (About two miles, as the crow flies, from the White House) I saw scenes just like some of these – back in the 1950s and early 1960s. Us children were assured this was ‘normal’ as God intended it to be, and as the laws said it was.

  13. Bakeca Incontri Udine

    Interesting point of view…No vietnamese ever called me nigger, but they did not stop the war

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