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Warsaw, Poland, 19/09/1941, A man laying bodies in a mass grave.

Yad Vashem

Yad Vashem

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  • Title: Warsaw, Poland, 19/09/1941, A man laying bodies in a mass grave.
  • Location: Warsaw,Poland
  • Subject Keywords: Ghettos , Corpses , Mass graves , Photography and photographers , German soldiers
  • Photographer: Heinz Joest
  • Origin: Guenther Schwarberg
  • Name of submitter: Judith Levin
  • Description: Heinz Joest was a German soldier posted in the Warsaw area in 1941. It is said that he was given a special leave on the occasion of his birthday and toured Warsaw and the Warsaw Ghetto, when he took these pictures. Later evidence found by the journalist Schwarberg who discovered and published the collection suggests that in fact Joest took the pictures during a series of visits to the ghetto.
  • Credit: Yad Vashem
  • Archival signature: 2536/105 , 2536/0
  • Album Title: Warsaw, Poland, Photos taken in the city and in the Warsaw Ghetto by German soldier Heinz Joest in autumn 1941.

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