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File:Germans killed by Soviet army.jpg


English: 'Bodies of two German women and three children killed by the Bolsheviks (Soviets) in Metgethen, Germany.' 'Nahaufnahme von den beiden Frauen und den drei Kindern.'
Library of Congress title: "Nahaufnahme von den beiden Frauen und den drei Kindern Aufnahme in Hause Jodeit, Metgethen, Horst Wesselweg 23. Auch diese Aufnahme zeigt typische Merkmale der Vergewaltigung." In my, amateur, translation to English it becomes: "Closeup of the two women and three children, taken in Jodeit house, Metgethen, Horst Wesselweg 23. The typical signs of rape are visible also in this picture."
Date 1944 or 1945(?).
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Author Mounted photos with cover title: Bildbericht über von den Bolschewisten ermordete und geschändete Deutsche in Metgethen ("picture report on Germans killed and raped by Bolsheviks in Metgethen", and with ink stamps: "Der Kommandeur der Sicherheitspolizei, Königsberg Pr." ("Commander of the security police, Königesberg/Prussia") and "U.S. Government Interdepartmental Committee for the Acquisition of Foreign Publications"
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Although this image would not ordinarily enter the public domain until 70 years after the (unknown) author's death in Germany or 70 years after it was first published, it was seized by the U.S. Government Interdepartmental Committee for the Acquisition of Foreign Publications, Property seized by the U.S. government and ruled to be public domain in Price vs. United States (Docket 93-2564, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 20 November 1995). See also en:User:Pharos/NARA.


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