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

Photograph | Photograph Number: 90679

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

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: " (2) The woman was the owner of the restaurant from which a secret passage [660 feet] long led to a cemetery, it passed under the street and ended in a chapel. Then the German soldiers were shot at night from the cemetery. All the hanged ones had been caught in the cemetery." 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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