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English: This well-known image was taken by a Nazi perpetrator of the mass killings of 2,749 Jews on the beach near the city of Liepāja, in Latvia, on December 15 through 17, 1941. These women had been forced to disrobe and then pose for the camera. Scholarly work has led to the identification of some of the women shown. From left to right: (1) Sorella Epstein; (2) believed to be Rosa Epstein, mother of Sorella; (3) unknown; (4) Mia Epstein; (5) unknown. Alternatively, (2) may be Paula Goldman, and Mia Epstein may be (5) instead of (4).
Date 15 December 1941
Source U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, image number 19121
Author generally ascribed to Carl Strott (Nazi war criminal), but some sources differ.
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Public manifesto (public domain under German copyright law)

Public domain discussion cross-reference

This is part of a set of images taken at the same time of the same shootings. The public domain status another photograph from this set of images addressed at Commons:Deletion requests/US holocaust memorial museum images.


The identification of the women in this image is based entirely on Anders, Edward, and Dubrovskis, Juris, "Who Died in the Holocaust? -- Recovering Names form Official Records", 17 Holocaust and Genocide Studies, No. 1, Spring 2003, pages 114-138.


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