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German women living in primitive dwellings in a mine surrender to American troops.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 51095

German women living in primitive dwellings in a mine surrender to American troops.

The original caption reads, "About 7,000 German civilians recently surrendered to Ninth U.S. Army troops after going with little food or water for four days in a shelter in the shafts of a mine slag pile in the Ninth Army sector east of the Rhine River, Germany. Previously, when they attempted to hoist the white flag, Nazi troops fired into their midst with machine guns."

This photo shows: "German women of the group are pictured inside the primitive dwellings."

Date
1945
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton
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Record last modified: 2017-01-17 00:00:00
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