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Prisoner shot near Gardelegen by the SS during a death march

An American soldier kneels by the corpse of a prisoner on the roadside near Gardelegen. The prisoner was shot by the SS when he was too exhausted to continue on a death march. Germany, April 14-18, 1945.


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  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Vern Ecklund

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An American soldier kneels by the corpse of a prisoner on the roadside near Gardelegen. [LCID: 16534]

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