imagine steve making a youtube channel to share his coming out story, just fully embracing who he is. he has to introduce bucky bc no one has actually saw him on video of his own free will but they know who he is (former pow/former soviet assassin/caps wwII boyfriend/childhood best friend/super soldier). the camera pans to him with his hair loose, sleeveless shirt that shows his metal arm and on his face is a deadly WS glare. steve just wordlessly leans over and kisses him, shows the world the softer side of bucky barnes just by existing and gently touching. from that moment on he becomes the internets fav smol adorable trained killer (though he only appears in the background of videos like when he’s walking to the kitchen in his boxers)
A very unusual and rare photo - Personnel of the Wehrmacht, and a Hungarian soldier (right) pose with Japanese Army photojournalist Sunji Sasamoto, who was stationed with the 2nd Hungarian Army. They are seen posing in front of a barbed-wire laced camp of Soviet POWs in the Kursk region.
A Russian survivor of Buchenwald, liberated by the 3rd Armored Division of the U.S. First Army, identifies a former camp guard who brutally beat prisoners. Original caption reads: “Freed Soviet prisoners of war give testimony against a former fascist guard. 1945.”
A Soviet POW defies orders to be seated when SS leader Heinrich Himmler visits a prison camp for Soviet prisoners of war.
Minsk, Soviet Union, August 1941.
From the very beginning, German policy on the treatment of Soviet POWs was determined by Nazi ideology. German political and military leaders regarded Soviet POWs not only as racially less valuable but as potential enemies. By February 1942, 2,000,000 of the 3,300,000 Soviet soldiers in German custody up to that point had died from starvation, exposure, disease, or shooting.
Eastern Front, August 1941: A Soviet POW poses wearing the mandatory star of David (another soldier can be seen wearing the star in the background). Orders given to all German troops stressed that Jewish POWs were to be separated from the rest of their comrades and held until further instruction. In the opening phases of the invasion, there was still no clear-cut plan. Later, Jewish POWs mostly met the same fate of all other Jewish deportees: death.
Jews Romani Slavs Ukrainians Poles Soviet Slavs and POWs People with disabilities Non-Europeans Homosexuals Political criteria Political prisoners Political Leftists Jehovah’s Witnesses Roman Catholics Protestants Bahá'í faith Freemasons Esperantists Enemy nationals
“Social deviants” – prostitutes, vagrants, alcoholics, drug addicts,
open dissidents, pacifists, draft resisters and common criminals All died at the hands of Nazi Germany in Concentrations Camps
January 27, 1945 is the day the Auschwitz concentration camp in
modern-day Poland was liberated by the Soviets, nearly eight months
before the war officially ended.
By the time they arrived though, many of the inhabitants had been sent out on a death march.
When the Soviets arrived at the camp, around 7,000 people sick and dying people remained.
the five years it was open, an estimated 1.1 million people were killed
at the concentration camp, around 90 per cent of whom were Jewish.