One in a series of 18 photographs found in the home of a German soldier, Otto Schultze, in Kattien, Germany. The photos were taken by a guard in the Soviet POW camp of Belzen bei Bergen, and numbered in Roman numerals by the American officer, Lt. van Otten. The camp held approximately 10,000 POWs, most of whom came from Fallingbostel, 10 km away. When they fell ill, they were marched to Belsen. At Belsen, they were starved, often given only a soup made of field beets. This photo shows a wagon load of corpses being pushed to the mass burial site by Soviet POWs under German guard. Bergen-Belsen camp, Germany, between 1941 and 1945.
National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.