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Demonstation of an instrument used to crush fingers in the Breendonck concentration camp.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 12230

Demonstation of an instrument used to crush fingers in the Breendonck concentration camp.

The original caption reads, "The above photograph shows an instrument which the Germans used as a finger-press. It was discovered at the German Soldatenheim, 47 Chausee de Mons, SOIGNIES by Mlle Rosette Christieans. The instrument was shown to Madame Pacquet who had her fingers crushed until her nails came off. She identified it as identical with the instrument which the Germans had used to torture her in Breendonk. The moment she saw it she said, "Take it away. I never want to see it again."

Date
1944 - 1945
Variant Locale
Breendonck
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Paul Hartman
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Record last modified: 2006-07-06 00:00:00
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