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December 9, 2014

16 Rare Photos That Show Racism and Nazism in Human History

Racism is the belief that one’s race, skin color, or more generally, one’s group, be it of religious, national or ethnic identity, is superior to others in humanity. It has been part of the American landscape primarily since the European colonization of North America beginning in the 17th century.

Nazism adopted and further developed several hypotheses concerning race. The Nazis claimed to scientifically measure a strict hierarchy of human race; the "master race" was said to be the most pure stock of the Aryan race, which was narrowly defined by the Nazis as the Nordic race, followed by other sub-races of the Aryan race.

Racism and Nazism, this is an attempt to understand the absurdity of these two interrelated ideologies with a photographic tribute that we found very surprising.

Farmers waiting for the opening of a slave fair in St. Louis, Missouri, 1852.

Slave torturing devices. The collar may have been used to prevent him from escaping through narrow openings, like windows, etc, 1863.

Swastika women’s ice hockey team, 1916.

Adolf Hitler’s designs for the nazi symbol, 1920.

Mussolini is greated with a giant letter M in a small village in Piemonte, 1928.

Message for Churchill on a German bomb during the Battle of Britain, 1940.

A German Rail Wolf destroying rail tracks in Italy, 1944.

A Canadian Soldier searches Jacob Nacken, the tallest soldier in the German Army, captured at Calais, 1944.

Family of Japanese origin returning to their home after WWII, 1945.

Soviet soldiers with Hitler’s globe at the end of WWII, 1945.

Segregation in North Carolina, 1950.

Paula Hitler, Adolf Hitler’s only sibling alive at the time, 1954.

A sign warning white residents in Johannesburg during apartheid times, 1956.

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.

Holocaust survivor lady bonking a skinhead on his skinhead, 1985.


  1. The ice hockey team were not Nazi or racists

  2. Precisely. Swastika was extremely popular sign since the late XIXth century. Was used as an ornament in architecture, emblem sign for military units of many european countries, even last Tsar of Russia had a one on his car - so please do not act as Pavlov's dog and see Nazis everywhere.




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