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Kenneth Kravis photograph collection

Document | Accession Number: 2018.577.1

The Kenneth Kravis photograph collection contains 22 annotated photographs taken by Kravis of the discovery and aftermath of the Gardelegen massacre in Germany, April 1945. On April 14, 1945, the 102nd Infantry Division entered Gardelegen, Germany and discovered the remains of the massacre of prisoners by the SS. The victims had been burned alive in a barn. Following the discovery, German civilians were forced to exhume the victims’ bodies for reburial in single graves. On April 25, 1945, a ceremony was held to erect a memorial tablet and honor the victims. The Kenneth Kravis photograph collection contains photographs of the barn, the victims, the exhumation and reburial of the bodies, the memorial ceremony and cemetery.

Date
creation:  1945
Language
English
Genre/Form
Photographs.
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Kenneth Kravis
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Record last modified: 2019-08-02 06:59:41
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