25 Unbelievable Historical Photos from Humanity’s Darkest Moments

25. The Crying Boy Soldier

The 16-year-old boy in the picture was a member of the Hitler Youth named Hans-Georg Henke. It was taken on May 1, 1945, just the day before Germany’s surrender. It’s probably the boyish face and under-grown body clearly too small for a soldier’s uniform that made the crying scene iconic.

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