casualties of war
I don't want the world to forget that all thru life there have been monsters who kill because of religious beliefs.
The United States Invasion of Panama, code-named Operation Just Cause, was the invasion of Panama by the United States in December 1989. It occurred ten years after the Torrijos–Carter Treaties were ratified to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the United States to Panama. During the invasion, de facto Panamanian leader, general, and dictator Manuel Noriega was deposed, president-elect Guillermo Endara sworn into office, and the Panamanian Defense Force dissolved.
‘Trümmerfrau (literally translated as ruins woman or rubble woman) is the German-language name for women who, in the aftermath of World War II, helped clear and reconstruct the bombed cities of Germany and Austria. Between 1945 and 1946, the Allied powers, in both West Germany and East Germany, ordered all women between 15 and 50 years of age to participate in the postwar cleanup.’
Asked after the war why he helped the people in hiding, Victor Kugler replied: "I couldn’t do otherwise. I had to help them: they were my friends. I never told my wife anything, she was very ill. I didn’t want to worry her and so I couldn’t talk about it at home. For the people in hiding, their lives changed completely. They had to be completely silent, especially during the day. But for us helpers too it was a tense, frightening time."
This picture shows Jews readying themselves for suicide rather than fall into the claws of the SS. A number of Catholic priests, and certainly religious leaders of other faiths, gave blanket absolution to those - Catholic, Jew, Protestant, atheist, or other - who committed suicide when facing transfer to a concentration camp.
A special gloved knife used by the Ustaše (Croatian fascist military group) for the quick slaughter of prisoners at Jasenovac Concentration Camp in Croatia. Jasenovac was the only camp not operated by the Germans, and was among the largest in Europe. An estimated 100,000 people were killed there during WWII.
A young mother and her children wait to be executed near Lubny on Oct. 16, 1941. Though the sound of shots must have been audible to those waiting, none are crying or behaving with anything other than incredible dignity, faith, and resolve. To answer why so many didn't just overwhelm their captors, it is well-known that a few men with guns can easily control crowds many times larger; especially if the crowds are of women, children and the elderly.