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Interior view of Mauthausen Block 20 following an escape attempt by Russian prisoners.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 01996

Interior view of Mauthausen Block 20 following an escape attempt by Russian prisoners.

According to the Nuremberg Trial testimony of Mauthausen survivor Francisco Boix, 700 Russian prisoners held in Block 20 attempted to escape from the camp at the end of January 1945 and meet the Red Army as it approached Yugoslavia. Of these only 62 survived, the rest having been killed during the escape or on route to the border.

Date
1945 February 02
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2007-03-27 00:00:00
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