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The bodies of political prisoners exhumed from a mass grave on Wenzelnberg near Solingen-Ohligs.

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    The bodies of political prisoners exhumed from a mass grave on Wenzelnberg near Solingen-Ohligs.
    The bodies of 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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    The bodies of 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
    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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    Photo Source
    National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
    Copyright: Public Domain
    Source Record ID: 153-Case files 1944-49--box 314--file 12-647
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Ilona Shechter
    Second Provenance: Defense Audiovisual Agency

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    2005-10-21 00:00:00
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