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View of one wing of a Gestapo prison in Koeln.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 77085

View of one wing of a Gestapo prison in Koeln.

It was the only wing of the prison that escaped bombing by Allied warplanes. The entire building contained nearly a quarter-mile of cells. Most of the inmates were charged with being members of the underground and with aiding or hiding Russians and Poles. Upon the prison's capture by First U.S. Army troops on 6 March 1945, 80 prisoners remained.

Photographer
Sgt. McNulty
Date
1945 March 16
Variant Locale
Cologne
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2009-09-21 00:00:00
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