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Two war crimes investigators make a positive identification of the body of Robert Moser, which was exhumed from a mass grave by the war crimes branch for decent reburial. Moser was beaten to death by the Gestapo on April 25, 1945.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 04781

Two war crimes investigators make a positive identification of the body of Robert Moser, which was exhumed from a mass grave by the war crimes branch for decent reburial. Moser was beaten to death by the Gestapo on April 25, 1945.

Pictured are First Lieutenant Bert Engel (right), Commander of the War Crimes Branch of the U.S. Seventh Army, and Franz Ringer (left), chief civilian investigator for the War Crimes Commission in Innsbruck. Ringer, formerly of Austrian counterintelligence, was imprisoned in Dachau for two and a half years.

Original caption reads, "1/LT Bert C. Engel (VI Corps Det. Commander of the War Crimes Branch) and Franz Ringer (formerly of the Austrian C.I.D. and a prisoner at
Dachau for 2 1/2 years, now acting as Chief Civilian Investigator for The War Crimes comm. in Innsbruck)
make a positive identification from A photograph of the body of Robert Moser, who had been beaten to death
by the Gestapo on or about the 25th of April, 1945."

Date
1945 May 12
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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