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The charred corpse of a prisoner killed near Gardelegen

The charred corpse of a prisoner killed by the SS in a barn just outside of GardelegenThe SS guards locked the prisoners, who were on a death march from the Dora-Mittelbau camp, in a barn, which was then set ablaze. Gardelegen, Germany, April 16, 1945.

This image is among the commonly reproduced and distributed, and often extremely graphic, images of liberation. These photographs provided powerful documentation of the crimes of the Nazi era.


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The charred corpse of a prisoner killed by the SS in a barn just outside of Gardelegen. [LCID: 75712a]

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