Censored Photos in Germany


A Collection of Censored Photos Published in 1933

cover page of a French magazine


The photos on the following pages come from a second issue in a series of a 1930s French magazine called 'Secret German Photos of the War', a companion publication to a previously published magazine showing French censored photos. The claim that all the photos were censored during the war by German authorities should be taken with a grain of salt, though by and large the issue does contain quite a number of images that were probably not very beneficial to morale on the home front. There are the almost obligatory scenes of mass graves and corpses heaped in piles, of horribly wounded, of amputees, of German prisoners-of-war being mistreated, of soldiers' brothels and prostitutes and of executions by firing squad or hanging of 'spies', hostages or deserters.

* see also Hermann Rex : Unpublished Photos

* see also a collection of
photos censored in France



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