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Leo Parenti collection

Document | Accession Number: 2001.307.1

Consists of a black and white image of corpses lying on the ground in a field near a wooded area. The photograph, taken by a member of the 26th Infantry (Yankee) Division, United States Army, immediately upon discovery of a mass grave, was entrusted to the donor, also a member of same Division, who was present when the photograph was taken. Inscribed on the reverse 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]." Helmbrechts was a sub-camp of Flossenbürg concentration camp.

Date
1945  (creation)
Language
English
Extent
1 photograph.
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Record last modified: 2018-11-15 11:09:04
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