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German civilians from Ludwigslust pause for a moment of silence at the mass funeral on the palace grounds of the Archduke of Mecklenburg, where they were forced by U.S. troops to bury the corpses of prisoners killed in the Woebbelin concentration camp.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 09883

German civilians from Ludwigslust pause for a moment of silence at the mass funeral on the palace grounds of the Archduke of Mecklenburg, where they were forced by U.S. troops to bury the corpses of prisoners killed in the Woebbelin concentration camp.

The ram insignia on the helmet of the American soldier in the foreground indicates that he was a member of the 348th Engineer Combat Battalion.

Date
1945 May 07
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Dr. Alfred B. Sundquist
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Record last modified: 2016-07-06 00:00:00
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