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Post by Simon H » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:15 am

The pictures appear to show a number of German Army POW's being executed.
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Post by Polynike » Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:01 am

yugoslav partisans killing german pows 1945. there was an extensive thread on these pics on the whermacht awards forum with an english translation of the yugoslav captions

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Post by Polynike » Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:44 am

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... p?t=184151

this is the thread is was referring to

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Post by Simon H » Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:14 am

Thanks Polynike,

I've already posted on Wehrmacht-Awards as well. These could well be Croats rather than German nationals. Although their nationality does not detract from their cruel fate.

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Post by vedran » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:15 am

some say that 11000 german soldiers(mostly from croatian legionare divisions) "disappeared" durin the final battles on the northern adriatic coast. some bodies were found recently near Rijeka and theese pictures then appeared

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Post by Simon H » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:26 am

Hello Vedran,

Thanks for the information. It will be interesting to hear where this fallen soldiers are laid to rest. Will they go to a Volksbund cemetary or be repatriated elsewhere?
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Post by vedran » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:42 am

it depends, if they are croatians or germans. there are severeal german cemetaries in croatia, the biggest one is in zagreb

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Post by vedran » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:48 am

there are still very hard discussions about the number of NDH (Independent State of Croatia) soldier and civilians executed after the war with the number most likely around 100 000. More died after the war then during it

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i have a small paperwork grouping, his medals, and

Post by mightythor99 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:48 am

a wooden boot, from a guy who was held prisoner in yugoslavia after the war. he had a silver wound badge, and was missing a foot, so they made him a wooden boot, kind of like a dutch shoe, with leather from a german steifel added. i have his release papers, wound badge and infantry badge, and das boot. it is kind of a scary piece, but one of my favorite finds in the last few years for sure!
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he was austrian, that might be why he survived.............

Post by mightythor99 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:50 am

the guy who's things i talked about above was austrian, so maybe that is why he survived.
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Post by macaddict115 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:24 pm

This is probably one of the most disheartening photo sets I have seen...

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Post by Helmut » Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:43 pm

Servus,
Am I missing something? I cannot see the photos. Please help. I would really like to see them.

Thanks in advance.

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Post by Paddy Keating » Sat Jan 06, 2007 4:05 am

I can't see them either.

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Post by Simon H » Mon Jan 08, 2007 8:02 am

Paddy & Helmut,

The photo sequence is at the link provided. I just tried again and they are still on it;

http://www.index.hr/forum/default.aspx? ... 114623&p=1
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