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Kurt von Burgsdorff is brought in handcuffs to the airport to be flown to Poland for trial as a war criminal.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 98107

Kurt von Burgsdorff is brought in handcuffs to the airport to be flown to Poland for trial as a war criminal.

Original caption reads, "Dr. Kurt Von Burgsdorff, former Governor of Kracow, Poland, under the Nazi Regime, is having his handcuffs changed by Captain Binder as two Polish officers look on. Burgsdorff, with two other Ex-Nazi officials, were being held at Nurnberg, Germany as witnesses at the International Military Tribunal trials. Burgsdorff, along with the other two men in Nurnberg, were met by seven other defendants flown from Frankfurt by the AAF Airport to Furth, Nurnberg, making a total of ten men being turned over by the Americans to the Polish Government to be tried as war criminals."

The photo is dated 25 May and is credited to photographer PFC Eddie Murphy of the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Photographer
Eddie Murphy
Date
1946 May 25
Variant Locale
Nurnberg
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Eddie Murphy (Estate)
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Record last modified: 2012-05-16 00:00:00
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