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A German officer looks on as the wife of a hanged man kisses her husband's hand.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 90678

A German officer looks on as the wife of a hanged man kisses her husband's hand.

The woman, whose body is hanging in the middle of the group, owned a restaurant under which the Germans found a tunnel that led to the cemetery and was the suspected escape route for the sniper.

On the back of the photograph, there is a caption in German handwriting: "The wife of a hanged man kisses her husband's hand. In the background, our technical superior inspector." Captions on the back of photographs, such as this one, taken by a German military photographer attached to a propaganda unit, were usually supplied by the photographer himself.

Photographer
Gerhard Gronefeld
Date
1941 April 23
Variant Locale
Pancsova
Panchevo
[Banat]
Serbia
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2018-02-08 00:00:00
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