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Most Heart-Wrenching Images of Humanity

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As we begin the New Year, now is as good a time as any to reflect upon the human condition.  There’s an old expression that “one picture is worth 1,000 words,” but this haunting collection of photographs evokes countless feelings which tug at the heartstrings.

(Note: many of these photos are of a graphic nature and may be too intense for some readers).

GERMAN POW RETURNS HOME

This photo from 1946 depicts a German prisoner of war coming back to his hometown of Frankfurt and realizing that his wife and children had died.  Photographer Tony Vaccaro captures the man’s newly-felt emotional wounds at a time when he otherwise would have been relieved to be free of captivity.

German Soldier returns home papersnack.com

(Photo: Tony Vaccaro)

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