- Under the supervision of American soldiers, German civilians leave the site where they exhumed the bodies of 71 political prisoners 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.
- Ralph P. Oxton
1945 April 30
- Solingen-Ohligs, [Prussian Rhineland; North Rhine-Westphalia] Germany
- Photo Credit
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park