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Under the supervision of an American soldier, German civilians carry the body of one of 71 political prisoners exhumed from a mass grave on Wenzelnberg near Solingen-Ohligs.

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    Under the supervision of an American soldier, German civilians carry the body of one of 71 political prisoners exhumed from a mass grave on Wenzelnberg near Solingen-Ohligs.
    Under the supervision of an American soldier, German civilians carry the body of one of 71 political prisoners exhumed from a mass grave on Wenzelnberg near Solingen-Ohligs.  

The victims, most of whom were taken from Luettringhausen prison, were shot and buried by the Gestapo following orders to eliminate all Reich enemies just before the end of the war.

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    Under the supervision of an American soldier, German civilians carry the body of one of 71 political prisoners exhumed from a mass grave on Wenzelnberg near Solingen-Ohligs.

    The victims, most of whom were taken from Luettringhausen prison, were shot and buried by the Gestapo following orders to eliminate all Reich enemies just before the end of the war.
    Date
    1945 April 30
    Locale
    Solingen-Ohligs, [Prussian Rhineland; North Rhine-Westphalia] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park

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    National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
    Copyright: Public Domain
    Source Record ID: 111-SC-205348 (Album 3209)

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    2005-10-21 00:00:00
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