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German women transport a corpse found in the woods near Neunburg vorm Wald to the town cemetery for proper burial.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 22210

German women transport a corpse found in the woods near Neunburg vorm Wald to the town cemetery for proper burial.

The victims were Polish, Hungarian, and Russian Jews shot near Neunburg while on a death march from Flossenbuerg.


The original caption reads, "On orders of Third U.S. Army officers, German, civilians of Neunburg and surrounding towns were forced to provide respectable buial for 120 victims of SS troop killings. The victims - Polish and Russian slave laborers - were murdered by the Nazis in a wooded region of the area during the advance of American forces. Some of the victims were shot, others were found with their skulls crushed."

Photographer
Wendell N. Hustead
Date
1945 April 29
Variant Locale
Neunburg Vorm Wald
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2017-01-17 00:00:00
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