Unidentified German photographer Katyn massacre,... - Lot 205 - Ader

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Unidentified German photographer Katyn massacre,... - Lot 205 - Ader
Unidentified German photographer
Katyn massacre, spring 1943.
Mass grave in the Katyn forest. Mass grave of Polish officers. Bodies. Study of corpses by German soldiers. Nazi officers. Skulls. Lebedziew church, communist club. Landlady and her daughter. Communist mural. Vitebsk. German anti-Soviet propaganda.
25 vintage silver prints, mounted on cardboard. Numerous typed captions in German on labels mounted on cardboard and handwritten on the back of the mounts.
Sizes: from 6,5 x 9 to 13 x 9 cm

Sensitive images on request

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In 1943, the Nazi military exhumed the remains of Polish officers whose first traces had been discovered in the Katyn forest in 1941. The Soviets denied the massacre, while the Nazis used it for propaganda purposes; an international commission of inquiry was set up. There followed a long period of denial of the massacre by the Soviet authorities, who accused the Polish government in exile of collaboration with Nazi Germany. Nearly 20,000 Polish citizens, including 10,000 officers, were executed by the NKVD. This Stalinist crime was officially confirmed by the USSR only in the 1990s.

Unidentified German photographerKatyn
massacre, spring 1943.
Mass grave in the Katyn forest. Mass grave of Polish officers. Bodies. Study of corpses by German soldiers. Nazi officers. Skulls. Lebedziew church, communist club. Landlady and her daughter. Communist wall painting. Vitebsk. German anti-Soviet propaganda.
25 vintage gelatin silver prints, mounted on cardboards
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Numerous captions in German typed on labels mounted on cardboards and handwritten on verso of the mounts.
Dimensions: from 6.5 x 9 to 13 x 9 cm












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