Civilian suffering in the Second World War. The Cost of War. Civilian Deaths. WW2 was the first war in history where more civilians died than soldiers. Nazi officers execute a civilian. CIVILIANS were caught in the war. WW2 featured a horrifying loss of civilian life.
Civilian suffering in the Second World War
The Cost of War
WW2 was the first war in history where more civilians died than soldiers.
Nazi officers execute a civilian.
WW2 featured a horrifying loss of civilian life.
Great Britain 60,000
United States Minimal
Total civilian casualties Allies + Axis = 30,497,000
These heavy losses were due to:
However, many civilians were simply murdered by brutal conquering nations.
Japanese soldiers use bayonets to stab Chinese in Nanking, 1937.
A German soldier shoots a Russian woman as she holds her child.
1: extremely wicked, brutal, cruel, barbaric
2: appalling, horrifying <the atrocious weapons of modern war>
3: utterly revolting, abominable <atrocious working conditions>
Atrocity (n) an act of brutality or crueltyAtrociously (adv)
War crimes are typically called ATROCITIES.
Mass grave of Nazi victims in the USSR.
Concentration Camp Scenes
According to historian Martin Gilbert, 2.5 million Soviet prisoners of war were killed by poison gas.
Nazi armies wiped out entire villages in many countries. The intent was to kill every last person.
Nazis used public hangings to intimidate civilians.
CRIMEAN VILLAGES DESTROYED BY NAZIS.
Acibulat, Hocasala, Sahmirza, Argin, Kamisli, Savatka, Armutluk, Kandor, Selen, Arpat, Karalez, Sirli Köprü, Asagi, Çorgun, Karasubasi, Soyun-Aci
Asagi Taygan, Kalintay, Star-Suli, Avci, Köy, Kaymak, Stila, Ayan, Kaynavut, Suri, Aylanma, Kesek-Karatuk, Suvuksu, Aytodor, Ketaut, Suyu-Aci, Badrak, Kermençik, Tama, Bahçeli, Kilsadik, Taskora, Bahsan, Kislav, Tatar-Köy, Bakatas, Kizilkoba, Tatar-Osman, Bakes, Kobazi, Tavbadrak, Baydar, Kokköz, Tavdayir, Besuy, Kokluz, Tav-Eli, Biyesala, Konrat, Tav-Kipçak, Bora, Koktas, Temirci, Burunca, Kos Degirmen, Teskondu, Büyük-Laka, Köprülü Köy, Ters-Kondu, Büyük-Onlar, Kovus, Toban-Eli, Büyük-Özenbas, Koyüs, Totay-Köy, Büyük-Yanköy, Kozi-Eli, Ulakli, Cafer-Berdi, Küçük Özenbas, Ulu-Özen, Cansaray, Kuçka, Ulusala, Çardakli, Kutlak, Urkusta, Çavke, Kutluk, Uppa, Çerkez-Kermen, Kumüslük, Uppi-Köy, Çirmalik, Maltoy, Veyrant, Çokrak, Mambet-Ulan, Veyrat, Çorgun, Mangus, Yanci-Köy, Çorgun-Yukari, Mamut-Sultan, Yanibardak, Çormalik, Molbay, Yani-Köy, Deren Ayir, Navdayir, Yeni-Sala, Ekitas, Ortalan, Yeni-Saray, Elbuzlu, Payli-Yar, Yukari Taygan, Eskisaray, Piçki, Yüzümlük, Fotsala
JAPANESE “DOCTOR” WITH A VICTIM OF HIS EXPERIMENT.
“Comfort Women” who survived the war protest against Japan for compensation. Other comfort women were killed when their islands were invaded.
Japanese treatment of POWs and captured westerners was appalling.
Beating captured soldiers
(drawing by an eyewitness)
Starved Prisoner of War
High ranking Nazis sitting in court, 1946.
Some of the accused committed suicide
before they were tried or sentenced.
SS GENERAL HEINRICH HIMMLER
AIR FORCE GEN. HERMANN GOERING
It is difficult to find another time in history
when nations acted so brutally.
A JAPANESE SOLDIER PROUDLY STANDS AMONG HIS VICTIMS.
Therefore, there should be no surprise that Allied nations used horrible brutality to fight back against the Axis.
EXECUTION OF AUSTRALIAN POW
HIROSHIMA, 6 AUGUST 1945
“They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind.”