Robert Capa - Chartres, France, August 18th, 1944: Just after the liberation of the town, this French woman who had had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved as punishment. During the middle ages, this mark of shame, denuding a woman of what was supposed to be her most seductive feature, was commonly a punishment for adultery. Shaving women's heads as a mark of retribution and humiliation was reintroduced in the 20th century and was widespread post WW2. Woman History, French Woman Shaving Head, German Soldiers, Woman Head, Robert Capa, August 18Th, Woman Collaborative, Head Shaving, Head Shaven
Robert Capa - France, Eure-et-loir. Chartres. August 18th, 1944. Shortly after the liberation of the city, a French woman who had a baby with a German soldier has her head shaved, as a sign of humiliation. Her mother (left) suffered the same treatment.
A French woman has her head shaved as punishment for having had personal relations with the Germans. Montelimar area, August 29, 1944.