8 Historic Photos That Will Make You Question Humanity Forever

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Modern mankind has a history of showing many times, how humanity can be shamed with genocides, wars and other things that can say humanity died many deaths during the course of mankind. In recent history, we have seen two world wars, numerous genocides and riots which have claimed lives of millions of people. These 8 photos from history will send a chill down your spine and you will say, is humanity dead?

1 Bergen- Belsen Concentration Camp

Bergen- Belsen Concentration Camp was originally set up as a prisoner of war camp in 1943 by Nazi army. It was an exchange point for exchanging German prisoners of war for Jewish hostages. But soon, it became a concentration camp and it saw the death of over 20,000 USSR soldiers and over 50,000 inmates died there from 1941-1945. This photo serves us a reminder of how one man caused the mass killings of over 6 million people and plunged the world into a war.

Belsen Concentration Camp.

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2 Mongolia 1913

This pic from 1913 depicts a young Mongolian women been stuffed into a wooden box and left in the open to die from starvation. She is seen trying to find a way out for her using the hole cut for air. The photo was taken in July 1913 by French photographer Albert Kahn. It was first published in National Geographic issue in 1922.

young Mongolian women trapped in cage

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3 Cambodian Killing fields

Cambodian Killing fields is a place where the Khmer Rouge regime killed over a million of people from 1975-79, after the end of Cambodian Civil War. It was the part of a state sponsored genocide and over 20,000 mass graves were excavated later the DC-Cam Mapping Program and Yale University. It all ended in 1979, when Vietnam invaded Democratic Kampuchea and toppled the Khmer Rouge regime.

Cambodian Killing fields

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4 Slave Trade – 15th century to 19th century

Slavery can be traced back to the Code of Hammurabi in 1860 BC. The slave trade was always part of human history; however, it became more popular in middle ages and dark ages in Europe and British Isles. Denmark and Norway became the first nations to abolish slave trade in 1802, US abolished slave trade in late 1800s. But slavery remains a big black mark on humanity.

Slave Trade.

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5 Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The dropping of atomic bombs by US on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th and 9th August, respectively, remains one of the vilest attempts by any nation to get another nation to surrender in a war. US president Harry S. Trueman defended the decision to drop the bombs, saying Japan had been warned and asked to surrender before we took this extreme step. However, he decision killed atleast 129,000 people and millions of people were affected by the radiation of the bombs. US has still not apologized for dropping the bombs on Japan.

Hiroshima Nagasaki

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6 Berlin Wall

The Berlin wall was a guarded barrier between East and West Germany from 1961-1989. It was constructed by German Democratic Republic, cutting off West Berling from East Berlin. There were orders to shoot people who tried to go from East Germany to West Germany. The Eastern Bloc claimed that the Wall was build to look after its population from fascist fundamentals conspiring to thwart the “will of the people” in construction of a socialist state in East Germany.

Berlin Wall

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7 Haiti 2010

Haiti was rocked by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010, with the epicenter just 16 miles from Haiti’s capital. Death toll was estimated at 160,000 people and the aftershocks destroyed and damaged many significant buildings.

Haiti 2010

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8 The Great Depression of 1929

The photo shows a family eating just some bread on Christmas during the Great Depression in 1929. It began with the stock exchange crashing in 1929 and people became jobless and dependent on soup kitchens and selling their properties to gather for food.

The Great Depression of 1929

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