Oradour-sur-Glane era un pueblo en la región de Limousin, Francia. Exterminado con todos sus habitantes por los alemanes. Heinz Barth, oficial de las SS y criminal de guerra nazi, fue el responsable de esta matanza.
Cairo, Illinois.Photography by Michael Eastman.From his book Vanishing America
Kadykchan, Soviet Union, was built by the hands of prisoners during World War II and would, as its crafters hoped, receive the fruits of a booming economy with its two coal mines. Those dreams were short-lived, though; a coal mine explosion took with it the lives of six people and the very marrow of the Siberian city’s foundation via the closing of both mines. In 2008, it was estimated that a mere 250 people remained in the once-burgeoning town of 7,000.