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Jewish women and girls await execution at a mass grave in Skede, Latvia. Made to strip down to underclothes as they waited, the women were told to approach the lip of the grave in groups of ten. They were there forced to strip naked, before being shot. Many did not die from the gunshot, but bled to death, or were smothered by the weight of bodies that fell on top of them. In groups of ten, 2,800 human beings were killed between December 15 and 17, 1941. Follow link for their names. The Women, Jewish Women, Woman, December 15, Strips Naked, Latvia, Girls Awaits, Mass Graves, Awaits Executive
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