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A German spy says his last words before his execution.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 55162

A German spy says his last words before his execution.

Original caption reads:
Nazi Spy Shot After Military Trial
Richard Jarczyk, Nazi soldier, who became a spy in civilian clothes, was executed April 23, 1945, after court trial by a military commission of the Seventh U.S. Army. After he had discarded his uniform, Jarczyk, former member of the Volks Grenadier Division, approached U.S. Army officials and offered his services in establishing a civilian government in an occupied area of the Reich. U. S. Military authorities discovered his true role and he was brought to trial April 6, when he confessed special training for sabotage and espionage. The penalty was death by a firing squad.

THIS PHOTO SHOWS: The doomed spy speaks his last words before being shot.

1945 April 23
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton
Record last modified: 2012-02-28 00:00:00
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