Auction 102

Lot 101:

EXECUTED SOVIET AND GERMAN SOLDIERS IN WWII (5)

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Five original black-and-white photographs depicting WWII prisoners hung on the gallows. Photographs were taken by the Soviet photojournalist of the magazine ‘Ukraine’ Georgy Ugrinovich (1910 – 1989), who also served as a war correspondent of TASS (Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union) in Ukraine. All photos bear the official stamp of the photographer. One photograph is inscribed in pencil in Russian with ‘The execution of the German war criminals. Kyiv’ and dated February 2, 1946. Two other photographs were also taken in Kyiv, as is written on them in pencil, in November 1943 and on February 2, 1946. The photo from November 1943 apparently depicts a Soviet man who was executed as a traitor to the motherland, as a sign on his chest indicates. Another photo was taken in the city of Nikolaev in 1945. One photo is not dated and does not have the location of the execution. Approx. 3.5 x 5 inches each.

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