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Under the direction of American soldiers, German civilians bury the bodies of 71 political prisoners, exhumed from a mass grave near Solingen-Ohligs, in new graves in front of the city hall.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 78817

Under the direction of American soldiers, German civilians bury the bodies of 71 political prisoners, exhumed from a mass grave near Solingen-Ohligs, in new graves in front of the city hall.

The victims, most of whom were taken from Luettringhausen prison, were shot and buried by the Gestapo following orders to eliminate all Reich enemies just before the end of the war.

Date
1945 May 01
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2003-10-24 00:00:00
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