Four men prepare to slide the corpse of a prisoner into a crematorium oven [Dachau]

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Title

Four men prepare to slide the corpse of a prisoner into a crematorium oven [Dachau]

Creator

Cooper, Belton (Photographer)
Dunn, John F. (Donor)

Description

Content Note: Two men prepare to lift the emaciated, naked corpse of a prisoner from the floor to a long narrow tray that slides into the crematorium oven. Using two pairs of tongs, one of them lifts the corpse's feet and the other lifts the corpse's head. One of the men is wearing a prisoner uniform, and both may be survivors. Two other survivors stand behind the tray. One of them is leaning on a pole. The reverse notes "2nd in a series of 3". Numbered 85 on the reverse. See also 06080100PHDA00DUNNJO002, 06080100PHDA00DUNNJO003, 06080100PHDA00DUNNJO004, and 06080100PHDA00DUNNJO005. The events depicted appear to be a reenactment.

Identifier

06080100PHDA00COOPBE002
06080100PHDA00COOPBE002.JPG

Subject

Dachau (Concentration camp)
Cooper, Belton
Dunn, John F.

Source

1 silver gelatin print Image size: 4 9/16" x 6 3/4"; Paper size: 5" x 7" bent, fingerprints, damage on negative. Reverse of photo: writing.

Date

- - 1945

Contributor

Emory University
Encoded as part of the SAGE Digital Archive Project: A Collaborative Project between the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University, 1997-2000.
Funding for the SAGE Digital Archive Project was provided by a local foundation.

Rights

Researchers should contact the repository for terms governing the use of the collection.

Relation

Negative. TIFF image (400 dpi). JPG image (72 dpi).

Format

JPG (72 dpi); 64 KB Digital image created as part of SAGE project, 1998.

Files

06080100PHDA00COOPBE002.JPG

Collection

Citation

Cooper, Belton (Photographer) and Dunn, John F. (Donor), “Four men prepare to slide the corpse of a prisoner into a crematorium oven [Dachau],” Witness to the Holocaust, accessed May 30, 2024, https://witness.digitalscholarship.emory.edu/items/show/471.

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