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
April 04, 2013, 2:00pm / 122
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.
April 04, 2013, 1:00pm / 25
Anonymous asked: 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.
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