New York City celebrating the surrender of Japan. They threw anything and kissed anybody in Times Square., 8/14/1945

Jorgensen, Victor, Photographer.  Series: General Photographic File of the Department of Navy, 1943 - 1958Record Group 80: General Records of the Department of the Navy, 1804 - 1983

Today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On January 27 1945, the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet troops.

The above image shows just some of the thousands upon thousands of wedding rings confiscated by the Nazis from victims of the Holocaust. These rings were found by US troops after liberating Buchenwald in 1945.

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