RARE WWII PERIOD PHOTO RAVENSBRUCK CONCENTRATION CAMP

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  • Sold Date: Aug 14, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

RARE WWII PERIOD PHOTO RAVENSBRUCK CONCENTRATION CAMP

Description:

RARE WORLD WAR II GENUINE 1945 PHOTOGRAPH OF RAVENSBRUCK NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP, LOCATED IN BRANDENBURG IN NORTHERN GERMANY, SHOWING A PILE OF NAKED WOMEN PRISONERS' BODIES MURDERED BY THE NAZIS.

A rare genuine radiophoto taken in 1945 and probably sent from Moscow to the U.S. The photograph shows the horror image of a pile of naked women prisoners' bodies murdered by the Nazis. Size approx. 3.5in x 6in (9cm x 15cm). A VG generally clean impression of this very scarce image. Extremely low starting price and sold with NO RESERVE!!

Ravensbrück or Ravensbrueck ( German pronunciation: [?a?f?ns'b??k] ) was a notorious women's concentration camp during World War II , located in northern Germany, 90 km north of Berlin at a site near the village of Ravensbrück (part of Fürstenberg/Havel ).

Construction of the camp began in November 1938 by SS leader Heinrich Himmler and was unusual in that it was a camp primarily for women. The camp opened in May 1939. In the spring of 1941, the SS authorities established a small men's camp adjacent to the main camp.

Between 1939 and 1945, over 130,000 female prisoners passed through the Ravensbrück camp system; only 40,000 survived. Although the inmates came from every country in German-occupied
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