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Leo Parenti collection

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    The Leo Parenti collection consists of a black and white photograph of female corpses lying on the ground near the Helmbrechts concentration camp. Helmsbrechts is a sub-camp of Flossenbürg concentration camp.
    The photograph was taken by a member of the 26th Infantry (Yankee) Division, United States Army immediately after the discovery of the mass grave in 1944. Leo Parenti was present at the discovery of the mass grave and the unidentified photographer gave Parenti the photograph. Inscribed on the reverse of the photograph, in black ink: “Helmsberck [sic] Germany/sick/Polish Girl/Killed Jewish/German force/26 Inf. Div/1944 Germany/Girls beread [sic] in farm field pile/German said it was Potatoes. Women/told us about girls we/had Germans ucover [sic]."
    creation:  1945

    Physical Details

    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The Leo Parenti collection is arranged in a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

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    Administrative Notes

    Leo Parenti donated the photograph to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2001.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this collection has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-06-13 13:22:32
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