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|Catalog No.||22241||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||Makeshift graves in the heart of a public garden in Warsaw, beside a large church.||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||36385p||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
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Makeshift graves in the heart of a public garden in Warsaw (Warszawa), beside a large church. The photo was sent from Warsaw by a German soldier to "Reiner" (presumably his son) on April 24, 1940. In his letter, the soldier explains that this is how public plazas appeared in Warsaw after the city's surrender. He writes that as German control of the city progressed, those who had been buried in public parks were reinterred in proper cemeteries. The coffins were transported in a luxurious automobile with a black roof. Afterwards, the soldier writes, he received a letter from his son, including his school grades. He writes: "You must especially make up what you've missed in Greek. Other than that, all the grades are satisfactory." Close