Volary burial of Nazi victims
- Event Date
- 1945 May 11
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
(LIB 6585) Reburial of Atrocity Victims, Volary, Czechoslovakia, May 11, 1945
SEQ: Prayers for the dead are said by a Jewish chaplain of the US 5th Inf. Div. at ceremony. Civilians unload coffins from truck. SEQ: French, Belgian, and US soldiers and civilians watch burials. LSs, MSs, CUs, one woman and two men remove corpses from shallow graves. MSs, women survivors, emotionally moved by the corpses. LS, women and children walk past a row of corpses lying on the ground. LSs, MSs, two US soldiers watch German civilians exhume the bodies of the dead and place them in coffins. LS, women carrying coffins to trucks.
NOTE: 32 female bodies were exhumed.
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