GERMAN CIVILIANS BURY MURDERED JEWISH SLAVE LABORERS – YANK MAGAZINE

German woman, as well as men, were unwilling pallbearers at the mass burial of 161 Jewish slave laborers who were killed by Nazi guards at Neunburg, Bavaria. YANK’s Cpl. Pat Coffey took these pictures of the funeral procession which was ordered by U.S. Military Government officials as an object lesson for all Germans that they all share the responsibility for the crimes committed by the Nazi leaders they supported.



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Liberated prisoners refused to permit Germans to place their dead comrades into coffins. The newly freed men gently took care of each of the decomposed bodies.

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Here are some of the 161 dead who were shot by their SS guards. They were being marched from the infamous prison camps at Ohrdruf and Buchenwald.

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A Jewish rabbi offers prayers for the dead at the small village cemetery.

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German women, paying the price for bearing the children of Hitler, carry the decomposed bodies of Jewish prisoners along the road as other women of the Reich watch silently.

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An SS Bullet which pierced his throat produced the horrible expression on the face of this corpse, making it almost a leer at his young pallbearer.

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The burial march, with some 700 German men and women carrying the pine boxes, moves toward the village of Neunburg from the woods where the prisoners were murdered by the SS guards.



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An American MG soldier keeps the procession moving through the narrow, white flag-draped streets of Neunburg as many other Yanks watch the funeral.

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The German men had to remove their hats when they filed past the many decaying corpses. The prisoners were buried in the cemetery alongside the graves of German soldiers.

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A German woman cries, not tears of compassion but the bitter tears of humiliation.



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2 thoughts on “GERMAN CIVILIANS BURY MURDERED JEWISH SLAVE LABORERS – WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES

  • Tragic, disgusting, despicable–there ARE no words to accurately describe man’s inhumanity toward other men/women/children. And all for NOTHING!

    –EMH

  • Bill Getz says:

    My brother was a medical doctor with Patton’s Third Army. One of the German villages they seized had a concentration camp nearby. My brother was one of the first into the camp. Besides the emaciated but still alive prisoners were mounds of corrupting flesh of bodies that died in the camp by starvation or execution. My brother’s unit Commanding Officer made the mayor of the German town and prominent citizens go to the camp and bury the bodies. My brother was quite a photographer and took pictures of the scene. No German today or tomorrow should ever forget the atrocities they perpetrated upon mankind. Only in forgetting will it be repeated. “Study the past if you would diving the future.” (Confucius)

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