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French Red Cross workers try to identify the bodies of French forces murdered outside the Chateau St. Vincennes.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 78903

French Red Cross workers try to identify the bodies of French forces murdered outside the Chateau St. Vincennes.

Original caption reads: "French Red Cross workers seek identification papers on the bodies of members of the French Forces of the Interior who were murdered after being held captive in the Chateau St. Vincennes, famous old fort in Paris. Panicked by the advance of the U.S. forces, the Germans dug pits, brought their French prisoners out in batches of 15 and machine-gunned them. After the liberation of Paris, the bodies were disinterred for identification and respectable burial".

Date
Circa August 1944
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Ron Leidelmeyer
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Record last modified: 2015-05-07 00:00:00
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