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April 25, 2010

Letter from American soldier describes Gardelegen massacre on April 13, 1945

Filed under: Germany, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 10:34 pm

I received an e-mail from a lady who sent me a pdf of a letter that her uncle, John Lobb, wrote to his Mom and Dad from Camp Washington in France, probably on July 13, 1945.  He included five pictures of the massacre in the town of Gardelegen, where concentration camp prisoners were burned in a barn by the Germans during World War II.  The photos have since been lost, but I have added photos taken by other soldiers which will illustrate what John Lobb saw on April 14th or 15th in 1945.  (more…)