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Sharing Rations

Written by: George Chittenden : 06 Oct 2019

This photo was taken in 1941 and supposedly shows a German soldier sharing his rations with a Russian mother. The image was captured by a photographer for the 291st Division of the Wehrmacht George Gundlach. Tragically millions of Russians starved to death during WWII as a direct result of the German army, which makes this image so powerful.

A German soldier sharing his rations with a Russian mother.

A German soldier sharing his rations with a Russian mother.

So is it a completely staged photograph? Possibly, countless images like this were used for propaganda purposes, on all sides. Nowadays it’s hard to look at an image like this without assuming it’s staged, but you never know. Perhaps the generous soldier in this image really was a good guy, and he will never get the credit that perhaps he deserves. I guess we will never know for sure.

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