Weird History We Found Photos Of Every Nazi Corpse We Could  

Kellie Kreiss
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Nearly ten months after Nazi Germany announced its complete surrender to Allied forces, which officially marked the end of World War II, the fate of the remaining Nazi officials was finally determined. The Nuremburg Trials brought 10 of the highest ranking Nazi party members to justice for "crimes against peace, crimes of war, and crimes against humanity" that they committed throughout the duration of WWII. On October 1, 1946, a total of 12 Nazi leaders were condemned to death by hanging. Two of the 12 actually managed to escape this fate - one died by suicide and the other died while trying to run away.

Because the impact of the Nazi regime had shaken the world, people wanted to make sure they documented the deaths of any Nazi party members that they could through pictures. In addition to the executed convicted Nazis, soldiers took photos of the bodies of Nazi leaders whenever they could. Adolf Hitler himself was photographed after his suicide. Compiled below are all the Nazi corpse photos you can find. Check them out to bear witness to the end of a horrifying, genocidal regime. 

Anton Dostler, General Of The German Infantry


Anton Dostler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list We Found Photos Of Every Nazi Corpse We Could
Photo: US Army/Rare Historical Photos

Died: December 1,  1945

Cause Of Death: Execution by 12-person firing squad

Place Of Death: Aversa, Italy


Wilhelm Keitel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list We Found Photos Of Every Nazi Corpse We Could
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Died: October 16, 1946

Cause Of Death: Capital punishment, Hanging

Place Of Death: Nuremberg, Germany

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Heinrich Himmler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list We Found Photos Of Every Nazi Corpse We Could
Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Died: May 23, 1945

Cause Of Death: Suicide by cyanide capsule

Place Of Death: Lüneburg, Germany

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