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Front: Image of many men lined up, four Germans in uniform stand apart from them; Back: handwriting in blue ink Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:Photograph taken prior to an execution by a Nazi soldier. On verso is solder’s writing in which he describes the lineup of partisans and Jews and states that the “snipers came first” but the partisans “cried like children.” Germans invaded the Soviet Union as part of Operation Barbarossa on June 22, 1941, and Minsk, in Belarus, was attacked immediately. It was the hub of significant partisan resistance, as well as the location of a large Jewish Ghetto.
2 3/4 x 3 7/8"
Partisans, Jews, Operation Barbarossa, Binsk, Belarus
"Lineup Prior to Assassination of "Partisans and Jews" in Minsk" (1941). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2016.1.44.