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German POWs, under the watchful eye of Soviet troops, are forced to march past and look at the remains of Camp Majdanek’s victims that had been removed from the ovens, 1944

German POWs, under the watchful eye of Soviet troops, are forced to march past and look at the remains of Camp Majdanek’s victims that had been removed from the ovens, 1944

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Troopers of the 1st Battalion, 501st PIR/101st Airborne Division with their captured German guns near the Dutch town of Veghel, 1944

Troopers of the 1st Battalion, 501st PIR/101st Airborne Division with their captured German guns near the Dutch town of Veghel, 1944

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German soldiers in their dugout on the Eastern Front, 1942

German soldiers in their dugout on the Eastern Front, 1942

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Night fighting in the East, near Breslau.

Night fighting in the East, near Breslau.

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Women in the ordnance depot in England check a new shipment of Vickers machine gun that just arrived from the United States as part of Lend Lease, 1940

Women in the ordnance depot in England check a new shipment of Vickers machine gun that just arrived from the United States as part of Lend Lease, 1940

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German POWs forcibly removing the corpses of Klooga victims, September 1944

Klooga was a subcamp of the Vaivara concentration camp in northern Estonia that was established in the summer of 1943. The subcamp itself held approximately 2,000-3,000 male and female Jewish prisoners, most from the Vilna ghetto. The camp also held around 100 Soviet POWs. Prior to the camp’s liberation, 2400 Jews and 100 Soviet POWs were massacred by the German and Estonian SS.

German POWs forcibly removing the corpses of Klooga victims, September 1944

Klooga was a subcamp of the Vaivara concentration camp in northern Estonia that was established in the summer of 1943. The subcamp itself held approximately 2,000-3,000 male and female Jewish prisoners, most from the Vilna ghetto. The camp also held around 100 Soviet POWs. Prior to the camp’s liberation, 2400 Jews and 100 Soviet POWs were massacred by the German and Estonian SS.

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Tommy guns, arriving to England from the United States as apart of Lend-Lease, are unpacked by an Ordnance Corporal

Tommy guns, arriving to England from the United States as apart of Lend-Lease, are unpacked by an Ordnance Corporal

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Anonymous said: The "German POWs upon being forced by the US Army to watch to the uncensored footage of the concentration camps shot by the US Signal Corps." Looks more like people hiding their faces because of not wanting their picture taken.

http://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/pa1175238

It was called Forced Confrontation—the same policy that got civilian Germans cleaning up corpses in the camps. They were looking at footage of burned bodies, rotten corpses, etc so idk I’d be hiding my face too (shoot Night and Fog gets me). There’s photos of the screen they’re watching as well, and all their reactions are the same.

April 04, 2013, 10:41am / 5

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