06 February 2016

0132 | Photo | SS-Freiwilligen-Division "Prinz Eugen"



Operation "Black". Interrogation of a Partisan, captured by members of the SS Division "Prinz Eugen", on a hill north-west of the village of Mratinje, at the very end of the operation. His hands were tied high behind his back, with a rope – which was thrown and tightened around his neck. In this position, a man's upper body is completely disabled: by lowering his head, he tightens the already strained enough hands, and by lowering his hands, he is strangling himself – that is, with any movement (of these body parts), he causes himself an additional pain. Such binding was certainly unnecessary, and can be interpreted only as toying, i.e. viciousness; he is the only prisoner, he is surrounded by SS men (some are laughing, others scowl at him), and they are all standing at the top of a hill, isolated (where there is no room for sudden or hidden movements). His fate is unknown.

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: Kollik.
Date: 13 June 1943.
Location: Mratinje (Plužine), Yugoslavia.
Original caption: unknown.

File source: National Archives, 242-JRP-45-48-2A.

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Operacija "Crno". Ispitivanje jednog partizana, zarobljenog od strane pripadnika SS-divizije "Princ Eugen", na jednom brdu severozapadno od sela Mratinja, pred sam kraj operacije. Ruke su mu vezane visoko iza leđa, konopcem – koji je prebačen i zategnut preko vrata. U ovakvom položaju, čoveku je gornji deo tela potpuno onesposobljen: spuštanjem glave on zateže već sasvim zategnute ruke, a spuštanjem ruku davi samog sebe, odnosno – bilo kakvim pokretom (ovih delova tela), sam sebi nanosi dodatni bol. Ovakvo vezivanje je svakako bilo nepotrebno, i može se protumačiti jedino kao poigravanje, tj. iživljavanje; on je jedini zarobljenik, okružen je esesovcima (jedni mu se smeju, drugi mršte), i svi se nalaze na vrhu brda, izolovani (gde nema prilike za iznenadne ili skrivene pokrete). Njegova sudbina nije poznata.

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: Kolik.
Datum: 13. jun 1943.
Mesto: Mratinje (Plužine), Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: nepoznat.

Izvor fajla: National Archives, 242-JRP-45-48-2A.

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