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View of the bone crushing machine used by Sonderkommando 1005 in the Janowska concentration camp to grind the bones of victims after their bodies were burned.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 69978

View of the bone crushing machine used by Sonderkommando 1005 in the Janowska concentration camp to grind the bones of victims after their bodies were burned.

The photo was taken by members of a Soviet war crimes commission soon after the liberation.

Original caption reads, "To illustrate the communique of the Extraordinary State Committee on the crimes committed by the Germans on the territory of the Lvov region. In the camps of the Lvov Region the Germans exterminated hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens, war-prisoners and nationals of foreign states. A German machine for crushing the bones of their burned victims."

Photographer
N. Gerasimov
Date
August 1944
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Herman Lewinter
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Record last modified: 2015-11-05 00:00:00
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