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Germans from Soltau are made to bury murdered slave workers

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Title:
Germans from Soltau are made to bury murdered slave workers
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
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Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photographs   ( lcsh )
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Photographs   ( lcsh )
Concentration camps -- Photographs   ( lcsh )
Photographs -- Soltau (Germany)   ( lcsh )

Notes

Abstract:
Caption on back of photograph reads: "GERMANS FROM SOLTAU ARE MADE TO BURY MURDERED SLAVE WORKERS. Another Nazi crime has been uncovered in Germany - this time near Soltau. British soldiers patrolling the woods near the town found an arm sticking up through the earth. Investigation disclosed that on April 12 a train of cattle trucks containing slave workers from the concentration camps near Soltau had pulled up near the woods. The slaves of the 'master race' were driven into the woods, although they were half-starved and barely able to walk. There they were clubbed and beaten to death and their bodies shovelled sic into pits which were hastily covered over. Under the direction of Major Taylor German civilians were brought to the scene of the atrocity and were forced to disinter the bodies, place them in coffins, and bring them for burial in a grave which they, the citizens of Soltau, had been made to dig. In one pit alone 97 bodies were found. PHOTO SHOWS:- German men and women laughed and smiled as they dug graves. This was before they realised sic what they were digging them for. Later they were made to look at the mutilated bodies."
General Note:
"BRITISH OFFICIAL PHOTO BU 4620 Crown copyright reserved. (Picture issued May 1945). PN."

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - N08-00195
usfldc handle - n8.195
System ID:
SFS0036229:00001

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Caption on back of photograph reads: "GERMANS FROM SOLTAU ARE MADE TO BURY MURDERED SLAVE WORKERS. Another Nazi crime has been uncovered in Germany this time near Soltau. British soldiers patrolling the woods near the town found an arm sticking up through the earth. Investigation disclosed that on April 12 a train of cattle trucks containing slave workers from the concentration camps near Soltau had pulled up near the woods. The slaves of the 'master race' were driven into the woods, although they were half-starved and barely able to walk. There they were clubbed and beaten to death and their bodies shovelled [sic] into pits which were hastily covered over. Under the direction of Major Taylor German civilians were brought to the scene of the atrocity and were forced to disinter the bodies, place them in coffins, and bring them for burial in a grave which they, the citizens of Soltau, had been made to dig. In one pit alone 97 bodies were found. PHOTO SHOWS:- German men and women laughed and smiled as they dug graves. This was before they realised [sic] what they were digging them for. Later they were made to look at the mutilated bodies."
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