A French mob shaved the head of a French girl as punishment for having personal relations with a German soldier, Montélimar, France, 29 Aug 1944

Caption   A French mob shaved the head of a French girl as punishment for having personal relations with a German soldier, Montélimar, France, 29 Aug 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States National Archives
Identification Code   111-SC-193785
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Photos on Same Day 29 Aug 1944
Photos at Same Place Montélimar, Rhône-Alpes, France
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 13 Nov 2006

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1. wayne7150 says:
24 Mar 2009 10:42:20 AM

I believe that this incident took place in Paris. There is a video film clip of this woman being stopped, brought to this place, shaved and then standing in line with other female collaborators on public exhibition. There is also a photo of the US Army signal corp photographer taking this picture. Another person took this same scene with a less expensive camera. This is a well publicized picture
2. Paul says:
31 May 2021 09:25:02 AM


I'm from Montélimar, interested by the picture of the woman being shaved. Could you share your source on the origin of this picture ?

Thanks a lot

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