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Germans and liberated prisoners loot a food warehouse in Munich.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 51063

Germans and liberated prisoners loot a food warehouse in Munich.

Original caption reads: "Residents of Munich and liberated slave laborers carry crates of foodstuff from a warehouse two days after the Bavarian capital was occupied by troops on the Seventh U.S. Army April 29, 1945. American soldiers in the area attempted to close the warehouse but were overwhelmed by the hungry mob, which also broke into coalyards. Elderly civilians who could not carry entire crates broke open the food cases and crammed individual items into their pockets and dresses."

Date
1945 May 01 - 1945 May 01
Variant Locale
Muenchen
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton
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Record last modified: 2011-02-24 00:00:00
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