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35.  ATROCITY Photo Grouping - LEMBERG
Rare collection of original photos of a German Gebirgsjaeger soldier discovering the atrocities at LEMBERG - see below for details of this event.  Most are captioned on the reverse.
$265
 
On 22 June 1941, Nazi Germany and several of its allies invaded the USSR. In the initial stage of Operation Barbarossa (30 June 1941) Lviv [LEMBERG] was taken by the Germans. The evacuating Soviets killed most of the prison population, with arriving Wehrmacht forces easily discovering evidence of the Soviet mass murders in the city[59] committed by the NKVD and NKGB. Ukrainian nationalists, organized as a militia, and the civilian population were allowed to take revenge on the "Jews and the Bolsheviks" and indulged in several mass killings in Lviv and the surrounding region, which resulted in the deaths estimated at between 4,000 and 10,000 Jews.