The Rarest Historical Photos

A picture is worth a thousand words. We read about history in books, but it's a totally different experience to see actual photos from the past.

That's no impostor. That is Adolf Hitler himself. Talk about one risky paparazzi shot.

Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi. This infamous dictator is the culprit behind World Ward II in Europe. He is known for his fascist policies and ruthless leadership that caused the lives of at least 11 million people.

Who could ever forget the Holocaust? The world's most brutal genocide in history wiped out 2/3 of the Jewish population in Europe. An estimate of 1.5 innocent children perished in the said mass murder. Killings were executed throughout what was then known as "German-occupied Europe" and likewise, in territories that were controlled by the allies of the Nazi.

After years of mass killings and havoc, Hitler's reign finally came to an end on April 30, 1945. With the fear of possibly falling into the hands of the enemies, Hitler killed himself -- just days before Germany's unconditional surrender,


This is what moving day looked like in the suburbs. Looks like it has been lifted from a movie, huh?

"Moving Day" was a tradition that originated in colonial times. The tradition was observed in the U.S. only until after World Ward II. In the 1950s particularly, people moved to the suburbs with high hopes of living in a safer place for their families.

A number of men who served the country during the war were granted mortgages all thanks to the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944. Popularly known as the G.I. Bill, a law enacted to help the World War II veterans. Thanks to the G.I. bill, low-interest mortgages were widely within their reach.

Though the photo isn't in full color, you could still see the excitement and happiness of these new homeowners. Well, if you were there during World War II, surely it would be such a relief to finally live peacefully with your family, and in a new home too. Right?