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Germans and liberated prisoners loot a food warehouse in Munich.

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    Germans and liberated prisoners loot a food warehouse in Munich.
    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."

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    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
    Locale
    Munich, [Bavaria] Germany
    Variant Locale
    Muenchen
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Joseph Eaton

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    2011-02-24 00:00:00
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