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Brutal WW2: Execution of Russian Peasants By Germans

The two pictures below were found in the pocket of a German soldier who died in the winter of 1941 during the Battle of Moscow. It shows three captured Russian soldiers made to dig their own graves.....

The  Russian soldiers dig their graves as the Germans look on impassively.....

The Russians moments before the shots rang out, stand in their graves....

These are rare images of the German brutality in Russia. Shown above are innocent Russian farmers, shot without mercy.

More executions of Russian peasants. A German soldier took this picture proudly. The farmers were lined up near the pit and shot so they fell directly into it.

A gruesome photo of the Gestapo officers shooting a Russian peasant through the back of his head.

 Einsatzgruppen, the Nazi killing squads, doing their work in Russia

 This family of ordinary Ukrainians was killing in Slorow. July 15, 1941 They were Jewish. The lone survivor, a boy, stands shivering. Moments later he too was shot.

Partisans in Russia were dealt ruthlesslyby the Germans in Russia. They were either shot or hanged.

Ukrainian Jews who were forced to undress before being massacred by Einsatzgruppe detachment. This photo, originally in color, was part of a series taken by a German military photographer. Later, copies of this collection were used as evidence in war crimes trials. Lubny, Soviet Union, October 16, 1941.

 German soldiers arrest Jews during the revolt in the Warsaw Ghetto

Polish partisans are hanged by the Nazis. Rovno, Poland, 1942.

Einsatzgruppen again. In Russia.

1943. Russia. A primary school teacher hanged by the Germans from a beheaded statue of Lenin



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