20 March 2018

0325 | Photo | Unidentified



Execution of hostages in Pančevo. A woman says goodbye to her husband, kissing his lifeless hand. Tonight, while she lies alone in the bed that they shared only two nights ago, her man would be hanging dead at the cemetery, as a warning for the "disobedient", and an entertainment for the disturbed. For retribution! Only tomorrow, the poor woman would be allowed to cut her husband down from the gallows, hug him for the last time, and bury him. This horrendous, sorrowful scene at the Pančevo cemetery attracked a German Air Force officer, who stepped behind the widow with his legs streched apart, posing to his comrade next to the "exotic" display. For a souvenir! On the back of the picture, the photographer indifferently wrote: "The wife of a hanged man kisses her husband's hand. In the background, our technical superior."

Text © Ivan Ž.

Photographer: unknown.
Date: 22 April 1941.
Location: Pančevo, Yugoslavia.
Original caption: "The wife of a hanged man kisses her husband's hand. In the background, our technical superior."

File source: National Archives, RG 338, Cases Tried, Box 515 / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 90678.

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Pogubljenje talaca u Pančevu. Žena se oprašta od supruga, ljubeći njegovu beživotnu ruku. Večeras, dok bude sama ležala u postelji koju su još preksinoć delili, njen će čovek visiti mrtav na groblju, kao opomena za "neposlušne", i zabava za poremećene. Za odmazdu! Tek sutradan će sirota žena smeti muža da skine s vešala, poslednji put zagrli, i pokopa. Ova jeziva, pretužna scena na pančevačkom groblju privukla je i jednog nemačkog vazduhoplovnog oficira, koji je raskoračen stao iza udovice, pozirajući svom saborcu kraj "egzotičnog" prizora. Za uspomenu! Na poleđini slike, fotograf je ravnodušno napisao: "Žena obešenog ljubi ruku svog muža. U pozadini, naš tehnički rukovodilac."

Tekst © Ivan Ž.

Fotograf: nepoznat.
Datum: 22. april 1941.
Mesto: Pančevo, Jugoslavija.
Originalni natpis: "Žena obešenog ljubi ruku svog muža. U pozadini, naš tehnički rukovodilac."

Izvor fajla: National Archives, RG 338, Cases Tried, Box 515 / United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 90678.

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