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The bodies of civilians executed by German troops, hang in the Pancevo city cemetery.

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    The bodies of civilians executed by German troops, hang in the Pancevo city cemetery.
    The bodies of civilians executed by German troops, hang in the Pancevo city cemetery.

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    Caption
    The bodies of civilians executed by German troops, hang in the Pancevo city cemetery.
    Date
    1941 April 23
    Locale
    Pancevo, [Serbia; Vojvodina] Yugoslavia
    Variant Locale
    Pancsova
    Panchevo
    [Banat]
    Serbia
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
    Event History
    The action was carried out on orders from the city commander, Lieutenant Colonel von Bandelow, in reprisal for the killing of 4 German soldiers by civilians on 18 April 1941. Altogether 22 civilians were hanged in the cemetery, while 18 more were publicly shot against the cemetery wall by troops with the "Grossdeutschland" regiment.

    https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007886. https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005456.

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    Photo Source
    National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
    Copyright: Public Domain
    Source Record ID: 338-Cases Tried--box 515--file 000-21-30

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    2018-02-08 00:00:00
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