10 Truly Horrifying Photographs of Atrocities Committed by the Nazi Party

One of 150 prisoners in Gardelegen, Germany burned alive by Nazi troops on April 16, 1945


Ten-year-old Polish girl Kazimiera Mika mourns her sister who was shot and killed by Nazi machine gun fire in September 1939. The two sisters had been picking potatoes in a field in Warsaw, Poland.
Members of the Ustasha, a pro-Nazi, Muslim-Catholic terrorist group in Yugoslavia prepare to behead a man. During the Holocaust, even the Nazi Party found the actions of the Ustasha to be exceptionally horrifying.


A female victim of Aktion T4 (Nazi euthanization program) lying dead in an open casket at the Hadamar Psychiatric Institute.

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The aftermath of the June 10, 1944 massacre in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, located in Nazi-occupied France. The village was burned and all 642 inhabitants, including women and children, were killed by Nazi troops.


Nazis hang Jewish men in the Vilna Ghetto.


A prisoner of the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland after committing suicide on an electric fence in 1941.


Holocaust victims at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany. By 1945, hundreds of prisoners at this camp were dying each day from typhus, typhoid, and dysentery.
More bodies at Bergen-Belsen after liberation by British troops on April 20, 1945.
Holocaust victims awaiting burial at the Mauthausen concentration camp after the camp was liberated by Allied troops on May 1, 1945.

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