Displaying 1 - 50 of 120 photos from 1946:

Nazi camp overseer Gerda Steinhoff (center middle) stifles a smile as she goes on trial for torturing and murdering prisoners. Most of the accused female overseers for the Stutthof camp did not take their trial seriously. They laughed and joked throughout the proceedings, Poland, 1946 .
A German soldier returns home only to find his family no longer there. Frankfurt, 1946 (Photo by Tony Vaccaro)
Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel signing the Instrument of Surrender of the German Wehrmacht at the Soviet headquarters in Karlshorst, Berlin, May 1945. After trial, he was sentenced to death and executed in Nuremberg Prison by hanging in 1946.
Six-year-old Austrian boy “Werfel” receiveing a new pair of shoes at the Am Himmel orphanage, donated by the Junior Red Cross in America (colorized). Published in the LIFE Magazine in 1946.
Albert Einstein defying the prevailing racial climate at the time by visiting Lincoln University, Pennsylvania — the first degree-granting black college in the US — to teach a class. He was an outspoken civil rights advocate for black Americans. Photographed in 1946
A group of Imperial Japanese Army soldiers stand trial for massacring an entire village. The victims were taken in groups of five to ten to nearby wells, blindfolded, and bayoneted. Their bodies were dumped in the wells. An upwards of 1000 people were murdered, Burma, 1946 .
Admiral William H.P. Blandy and his wife cut into a mushroom cloud cake, celebrating the 1946 atomic tests on Bikini Atoll
Three Dutchmen walking on freshly reclaimed land from the sea (a polder). Netherlands, 1946.
A German soldier returns home only to find his family no longer there. Frankfurt, 1946 - by Tony Vaccaro
Aili Jõgi, an Estonian schoolgirl who on the night of 8 May 1946, together with her school friend Ageeda Paavel, blew up a Soviet War monument in the Estonian capital of Tallinn.
An elderly Japanese woman frantically searching for the Emperor, unaware that the man next to her is Emperor Hirohito himself, 1946
A Dutch marine threatens a group of captured Indonesian fighters with his rifle butt. Indonesian War of Independence, East Java, 1946. Photo taken by Huge Wilmar.
Bruno Tesch (left), a chemist, entrepreneur, and co-inventor of pesticide Zyklon B, goes on trial with two coworkers for selling his invention to the Nazis, knowing how it would be used. The men are accused of letting millions of people die so they could get rich, Hamburg, 1946,
A priest with the body of former Hungarian Prime Minister Laszlo Bardossy after his execution at Marko Place prison, Budapest, January 10, 1946
Infant Prince Carl Gustaf, nowadays King of Sweden, being held, in the presence of his father and grandfather, by his great-grandfather, King Gustaf V, 1946
A little girl pictured in 1946, above the ruins of Warsaw, where, 79 years ago, the Uprising began. Colorization of a picture taken by Reginald Kenny, photographer of ex-US President Herbert Hoover, who came to the location as part of his post-war relief effort; his car is visible below.
An elderly couple helping to clear the debris during the post-war reconstruction of bomb-damaged Dresden, 1946
A gypsy treats a woman's back with the help of a bear, Romania, 1946 .
Irma Grese, nicknamed 'The Beautiful Beast' pictured with Joseph Kramer, who was commandant of Auschwitz and later Belsen concentration camps. She was hanged aged 22 in 1945 and him in 1946. She went to her death unrepentant and smiling. She was 22.
Homecoming: a prisoner of war returning home to Vienna, Austria. 1946. (Photo by Ernst Haas)
Isaac Woodard with his mother, July 12th, 1946, five months after the World War II veteran was brutally beaten and blinded by a South Carolina police chief while he was en route to rejoin his family shortly after his honourable discharge from the Army on February 12th, 1946.
Gustaf V, the King of Sweden, in a car accident (1946)
U.S. Navy Vice Admiral William H. P. Blandy, his wife, and Rear Admiral Frank J. Lowry cut a "mushroom cloud" cake at a reception for the Operation Crossroads atomic tests on Bikini Atoll, November 6, 1946
Young mother carrying a child on her back in the market, Hong Kong Island, 1946-47.
First ever photo of the first plutonium ever produced, Fritz Goro, 1946.
Yangtze River, China. 1946. by Dmitri Kessel
Couple on a subway, 1946. (Photo by Stanley Kubrick)
Albert Einstein giving a lecture on relativity at a historically black university. His peers scrutinized him for it and the press ignored it, which is why this picture is so unknown. 1946.
The reactions of discharged Imperial Japanese soldiers who served overseas upon their return home. Shinagawa Station, Tokyo, 1946. Photo taken by Tadahiko Hayashi.
Hungarian civilians photographed sitting on a dismantled German Pz.Kpfw. IV. tank. Among other broken armoured vehicles, on the right are Sd.Kfz.124 'Wespe' self propelled guns. 1946 Colour by Doug
WW2 veterans of McMinn County, TN led one of the only successful insurrections in American history, known as the Battle of Athens, storming the town’s police station and disbanding the local government after years of corruption, police brutality, and voter discrimination. (1946)
Admiral William H. P. Blandy and his wife cut an Operation Crosssroads mushroom cloud cake, while Admiral Frank J. Lowry looks on. Operation Crossroads were the first niclear test following WWII thus the first nuclear detonation following the Nagasaki bombing. (Nov 7, 1946)
Margret Zimmermann on a tightrope over the ruins of Cologne, Germany, 1946.
Future president Jimmy Carter with wife Rosalynn on their wedding day, 1946
Jewish Displaced Persons reciving food at Bindermichl DP camp in the US zone, near Linz, Austria. 1946. .
Durdana Begum, princess of Hyderabad, India 1946
A girl holding a shovel walking in front of the ruins of the XIV century St Nicholas church in Rimini, march 1946. Church was destroyed along with most of the city during the fight for the Gothic line.
Aerial view of Hiroshima, Japan, one year after the atomic bomb blast shows some small amount of reconstruction amid much ruin on July 20, 1946. The slow pace of rebuilding is attributed to a shortage of building equipment and materials.
Shadow of a noose against a brick tower during war crimes trials. Nuremberg, Germany, c. 1946
The first photo from space, 24 Oct 1946; taken from a Devry 35mm movie camera attached to a V2 rocket at altitude of 65 miles; the rocket was launched from US Army White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.
74 Years ago today (1946) 'It's a Wonderful Life' premiered at the Globe Theatre in New York.
Germans civilians looking for the last time at jewish coffins, an obligation made by the local French authorites, somewhere in Baden-Württemberg, 1946
Operation Crossroads, NE lagoon, Bikini Atoll: Mushroom-shaped cloud and water column from the underwater Baker nuclear explosion on July 25, 1946. The clouds lift, revealing the spray column. The battleship Arkansas is in the column, on the right, being thrown vertically.
Pit pony and miner in a mine in New Aberdeen, Nova Scotia. 1946.
Albert Einstein lecturing students on the theory of relativity at Lincoln University public historically black university near Oxford Pennsylvania 1946.
A man passing out after discovering he has triplets. 1946
Bhumibol Adulyadej, the future King Rama IX of Thailand, as a baby, front and center, 1928. He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where his father studied public health at Harvard. Rama IX reigned from 1946 to 2016.
Elizabeth Taylor, aged fourteen in 1946
A little girl is sitting on the roof of a surviving building in Warsaw, overlooking all that remains of the Jewish Ghetto. The cars in the background are from the US Embassy - they brought ex-US President Herbert Hoover to this location in 1946.
Gypsies let a bear tread on person’s back to cure rheumatism, Romania 1946 (1280×1020)
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