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Prisoners [?] in the back of a truck leave the Merxhausen sanitorium with the assistance of American soldiers.

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    Prisoners [?] in the back of a truck leave the Merxhausen sanitorium with the assistance of American soldiers.

    The inscription on the back of the photograph reads, "Prisoners going out Merxhausen."
    Date
    1945
    Locale
    Merxhausen, [Hesse; Kassel] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Ralph McComb, Estate
    Event History
    Merxhausen was a state sponsored facility for mentaly ill people, established on the site of a former monastery. Under the Nazi regime, many patients there were killed under their "euthanasia" program. After 1942, it served as a military hospital, and after the war it was used as a sanitorium for displaced persons recovering from illness.

    Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kloster_Merxhausen

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    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Ralph McComb, Estate
    Second Provenance: Mary McComb
    Source Record ID: Collections: IRN 543022
    Second Record ID: Collections: 2016.262.1

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