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[Probably, SD officers questioning the ethnic German (Volksdeutsche) inhabitants of a Polish town.]

Photograph | Photograph Number: 19365

[Probably, SD officers questioning the ethnic German (Volksdeutsche) inhabitants of a Polish town.]

It was standard practice during the Polish campaign for the SD and German military to question local ethnic Germans for information pertaining to Poles considered Deutschfeindlich, or "hostile to Germans." Poles and Jews named during such interviews were then arrested as suspected opponents and either shot or sent to the rear for internment.

One of twenty-six images of Einsatzgruppen activities in Poland in 1939, found by Joseph Igra after the war, in a an album in an apartment in Sosnowiec.

Date
Circa September 1939
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Jacob Igra
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Record last modified: 2014-04-08 00:00:00
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