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Greyed black and white photograph of a mass grave. Dead bodies in the ground, a line of soldiers in dark colors stand above it. Barracks in the background.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: An especially rare and graphic candid photograph with deckled edges. Fifteen soldiers in greatcoats are marching along the edge of a pit as an officer looks down upon the bodies of the newly-killed prisoners and as another soldier in the pit appears to administer a coup de grace to a dying man with an uplifted arm. Such photos were strictly forbidden by the Nazis, yet clearly taken by one of them.


2 1/4 x 3 1/2"


Death camp, Execution, Mass execution, Massacre



Aftermath of Execution

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