Лица13It’s easy for us (especially in America) to think of war as something that happens far away with tanks and soldiers. But for Europeans, and specifically the Soviets during World War II, it was by no means something that was happening far away.

Today I’ve compiled several pictures from World War II from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus to help us remember the human part of war.  As I look at these pictures I just can’t imagine what it would be like to have to be a mother or a wife during this war.

Today the focus is on the faces of the people who lived in the middle of this terror. I purposely want today’s post to be depressing so that tomorrow when I post about the victory and the celebration you can really understand why May 9th is such a joyous day in these countries now–because it meant an end to this…

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