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Under the supervision of American soldiers, German civilians look at the bodies of 71 political prisoners exhumed from a mass grave on Wenzelnberg near Solingen-Ohligs.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 08180

Under the supervision of American soldiers, German civilians look at the bodies 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.

Photographer
Ralph P. Oxton
Date
1945 April 30
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2003-10-24 00:00:00
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