The Weixler Report: A documented German war crime at the Nuremberg Trials, 11 November 1945

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By Pierre Kosmidis

SOURCE: Cornell University Library, USA

German war photographer Franz Peter Weixler took photographs of the whole sequence, from the rounding up of the civilians, the execution squad shooting them, to the administering the final blow, the coup de grâce by German officers.
Copies of these photos lay hidden for years and Franz Peter Weixler made a statement, during the Nuremberg Trials in 1945, which was translated in English, a copy of which currently resides at Cornell University, in the USA.
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Weixler was imprisoned by the Gestapo for almost a year and a half, on the charge of treason for having taken photographs of the “parachute enterprise”, as the Germans called the mass murder of civilians in Crete, in 1941.
Some photos from the infamous sequence of the mass execution of civilians by German fallschirmjager are the following
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