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picturesfromgrandpa:

Sala, outside a synagogue in Ansbach, Germany a few weeks after liberation, 1945. The sign advertises the holiday services where Sala had met Sidney a few day prior.
afishfulofdollars:

“The work camp Treblinka will be ready for operation on Saturday, 11.07.1942.”
Treblinka in Eastern Poland was mainly an extermination camp, not a work camp, the Nazis usually referred to the actions against the Jews with a camouflaged language. As many as 900 000 Jews were transported to the camp, at least 800 000 were gassed and killed. The Jews arriving were told it was a stop on their way to resettlement further to the east. In order to minimize resistance and suspicion the front of the gas chamber was decorated with the Star of David, a curtain which hung at the entrance also read “this is the gate through which the righteous pass”  in Hebrew.
“Since 22.7. a train with 5 000 Jews goes daily from Warsaw via Malkinia to Treblinka.”
400 000 Jews were sent to Treblinka from the Warsaw Ghetto before the operations ended on 19 August 1943.
Sources: http://www.jewishgen.org & http://www.holocaust-history.org/operation-reinhard/final-destination-treblinka

blanchefordubois:

"My Dears… Happiness consists of being able to tell the truth without hurting anyone."


Marcello is a man who thinks like a man, talks like a man — is a man! He has so much magnetism, he brings out the very soul in a woman.-Sophia Loren

fuckindiva:

Appreciation post1960s men

ermione13:

Sophia Loren e Marcello Mastroianni in una scena di “La fortuna di essere donna”, 1956.
las3nochesdeeva:

Raquel Welch y Marcello Mastroianni en el set de la película Spara forte, più forte, non capisco 1966. Foto de Marcello Geppetti
fuckindiva:

Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni, 1963
movieposteroftheday:

French grande for LA NOTTE (Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy, 1961)
Designer: TBD
Poster source: Heritage Auctions
the60sbazaar:

Marcello Mastroianni in New York (1962)

Happy Birthday, Montgomery Clift | (October 17, 1920 — July 23, 1966) 

"The true originator of the rebellious twentieth century anti-hero was Montgomery Clift … not Marlon Brando or James Dean … the restrained performer with the inner tension and those ancient, melancholy eyes … his presence so unobtrusively strong that it lingered even when he was off-camera."Marcello Mastroianni

Photographed by Stanley Kubrick, 1949.

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Matrimonio all’italiana (1964)

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