Partially burned bodies of Russians, Poles, and Frenchmen who were shot when they tried to escape flee from a burning barn near Gardelegen


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Partially burned bodies of Russians, Poles, and Frenchmen who were shot when they tried to escape flee from a burning barn near Gardelegen

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Partially burned bodies of Russians, Poles, and Frenchmen who were shot when they tried to escape flee from a burning barn near Gardelegen
Creator:
Keystone Photo Service
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Language:
English

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World War, 1939-1945 -- Photographs ( lcsh )
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Photographs ( lcsh )
Holocaust victims -- Photographs ( lcsh )
Photographs -- Gardelegen (Germany) ( lcsh )

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Abstract:
Caption on back of photograph reads: "THE NAZIS BURN THE LIVING. When troops of the Ninth U.S. Army reached Gardelegen, Germany, they found the still-smoldering bodies of more than 1,000 political prisoners whom the Nazis had forced into a fuel-soaked barn and burned to death. A mass of human flesh was smoking when the American troops arrived on the scene and discovered from fugitives of the concentration camp that the atrocity had been committed by German troops and Luftwaffe personnel from a nearby airfield. Residents of the town of Gardelegen, 27 miles northwest of Magdeberg, were immediately compelled by the U.S. officers to disinter approximately 700 partially burned dead and to bury all the charred victims. THIS PHOTO SHOWS: The partially burned bodies of Russians, Poles, and Frenchmen who were shot when they tried to escape from the flames lie before the open barn door, through which can be seen the sprawled mass of victims who were burned to death. Survivors said that they had seen an SS corporal about 16 years old laugh and toss a lighted match onto the fuel-soaked straw in the barn."
General Note:
"KY 63725. Photo 489996. WAR POOL PHOTO, NOT FOR USE IN BRITISH ISLES, FRANCE, BELGIUM OR WESTERN HEMISPHERE. SERVICED BY LONDON OWI (INNER FULL). CERTIFIED AS PASSED BY SHAEF CENSOR."

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University of South Florida Library
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University of South Florida
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Resource Identifier:
N08-00193 ( USFLDC DOI )
n8.193 ( USFLDC Handle )

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Caption title.
"KY 63725. Photo 489996. WAR POOL PHOTO, NOT FOR USE IN BRITISH ISLES, FRANCE, BELGIUM OR WESTERN HEMISPHERE. SERVICED BY LONDON OWI (INNER FULL). CERTIFIED AS PASSED BY SHAEF CENSOR."
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Caption on back of photograph reads: "THE NAZIS BURN THE LIVING. When troops of the Ninth U.S. Army reached Gardelegen, Germany, they found the still-smoldering bodies of more than 1,000 political prisoners whom the Nazis had forced into a fuel-soaked barn and burned to death. A mass of human flesh was smoking when the American troops arrived on the scene and discovered from fugitives of the concentration camp that the atrocity had been committed by German troops and Luftwaffe personnel from a nearby airfield. Residents of the town of Gardelegen, 27 miles northwest of Magdeberg, were immediately compelled by the U.S. officers to disinter approximately 700 partially burned dead and to bury all the charred victims. THIS PHOTO SHOWS: The partially burned bodies of Russians, Poles, and Frenchmen who were shot when they tried to escape from the flames lie before the open barn door, through which can be seen the sprawled mass of victims who were burned to death. Survivors said that they had seen an SS corporal about 16 years old laugh and toss a lighted match onto the fuel-soaked straw in the barn."
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