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George Silk1944

LIFE Photo Collection

LIFE Photo Collection

The gallows used by Germans for slow strangulation of their victims; blocks underneath the gallows were stood upon by the victims and then the hangman kicked the blocks away but the fall was not sufficient to break a neck so the victim died by slowstrangulation.

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  • Date: 1944
  • Location: Netherlands, The
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: Wwii, Netherlands, Prisons, German, Vught, Wars, Atrocities, 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: George Silk
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_612124
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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