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Very rare Third Reich propaganda booklet, "Der Massenmord im Walde von Katyn: Ein Tatsachenbericht" ("The Mass Murder in the Forest of Katyn; A Fact Report"), 40pp. oblong 8vo., reporting the findings of the Katyn Commission, which exhumed the victims of the Katyn Massacre of 1940 and determined that the Polish prisoners of war buried there were murdered by the Soviet NKVD. The booklet presents the findings of the Commission, which was organized by the International Red Cross and included forensic pathologists from Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, and Slovakia. It is illustrated with 29 b/w photographs showing the exhumation and its aftermath, including aerial photos of the excavated corpses, gruesome views of the remains, personally identifiable artifacts, and certain members of the commission conducting their examination. The booklet shows creases and some wear, else very good. Also present are five original 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" b/w photographs, all on period "Agfa-Brovira" photo paper, showing the members of the commission conversing with Wehrmacht officers, examining exhumed corpses and body parts, and signing their reports. None of these images appear in the publication described above. All show folds, else very good. Six pieces.
KATYN MASSACRE COMMISSION PROPAGANDA BOOKLET AND PHOTOS
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Minimum Bid: $260.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $910.00
Estimate: $500 - $600
Auction closed on Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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