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German prisoners uncover a mass grave holding victims of Kaufering Camp III.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 65993

German prisoners uncover a mass grave holding victims of Kaufering Camp III.

The original caption reads, "Atrocity Story. German murder camp known as Lager #3. German prisoners uncover a mass grave used for the disposition of bodies. The [hole] is approx. 12' X 50' and bodies are stacked 5 high, foot to foot. All victims uncovered were males of varying ages, French, Russian, and Polish Jews and from the condition of the bodies had been in the ground 2 to 3 weeks. Death was traced to various reasons. Some were given a poison hypodermic in the wrist, others had died from starvation or typhus. This pit, one of many, was estimated to hold 1,000 bodies."

Photographer
Emanuel Greenhaus
Date
May 1945
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Martin Forstenzer
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Record last modified: 2007-08-09 00:00:00
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