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Spectators witness the public execution of Mosche Kogan and Wolf Kieper.

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    Spectators witness the public execution of Mosche Kogan and Wolf Kieper.
    Spectators witness the public execution of Mosche Kogan and Wolf Kieper.

The original caption reads, "Jewish judges and executioners now being executed."

    Overview

    Caption
    Spectators witness the public execution of Mosche Kogan and Wolf Kieper.

    The original caption reads, "Jewish judges and executioners now being executed."
    Date
    1941 August 07
    Locale
    Zhitomir, [Ukraine; Zhitomir] USSR
    Variant Locale
    Jitomir
    Shitomir
    Ukraine
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Stanley Weithorn
    Event History
    Mosche Kogan and Wolf Kieper were arrested by the SD at the beginning of August 1941 for being members of the Soviet regional court. At the same time, the local German army commander ordered the arrest of more than 400 Jewish men. They were held under SS guard until a gallows could be constructed in the market square of Zhitomir. On August 7 members of the propaganda company attached to the 6th Army issued a public announcement that Kieper and Kogan would be hanged in the market square. The 400 Jews arrested by the army were made to watch the hanging and afterwards were taken to the Pferdefriedhof (horse cemetery) outside Zhitomir where they were shot by the SD and German troops.

    See https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005130.
    See Also "Zhitomir" in Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, Volume 2 Part B.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Stanley Weithorn
    Source Record ID: Collections: 2006.212

    Keywords & Subjects

    Photo Designation
    GHETTOS (MINOR) -- (Z)
    Record last modified:
    2020-06-18 00:00:00
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