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A Polish man, Walter Kallaur and his son, Michael, bury the boy's grandmother, Elizabeth Kallaur who died in the Nordhausen concentration camp, as American soldiers look on.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 01203

A Polish man, Walter Kallaur and his son, Michael, bury the boy's grandmother, Elizabeth Kallaur who died in the Nordhausen concentration camp, as American soldiers look on.

Elizabeth's head had been severed shortly before liberation. The Kallaur family was sent to Nordhausen as punishment for helping Jews in the Pinsk region.

These survivors would not allow the Germans to touch their dead, even after Colonel D.B. Hardin ordered the civilian population of the town of Nordhausen to bury the corpses of prisoners found in the Nordhausen concentration camp.

Photographer
PFC Gilbert Mjoen
Date
1945 April 13 - 1945 April 14
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Nancy & Michael Krzyzanowski
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Record last modified: 2008-06-17 00:00:00
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