Hi folks. Complete the Papers Past survey to let us know what you’d like added over the next few years. ×
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

HEARTLESS MASSACRE

Germans Slay Inmates Of Old Age Pensioners' Home ATROCITY IN BELGIUM Rec. 1.30 p.m. LONDON, Aug. 7. The Belgian War Crimes Commission's first report gives details of the massacre of about 90 civilians in the little village of Vinkt, near Ghent, in May, 1940, by two German mountain regiments. The murderers, whose names are known to the commission, revenged themselves on the village population for the high losses which the Belgian Army inflicted in three days' fighting before Belgium's capitulation. Almost all the inmates of an oldage pensioners' home were among the victims. They were forced into the street and shot down as they ran. The oldest victim was 90 and the youngest .a girl of 13, who died holding her murdered father's hand. The Germans responsible returned to the village some months later and boasted of the killings.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AS19450808.2.57

Bibliographic details

HEARTLESS MASSACRE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

Word Count
141

HEARTLESS MASSACRE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working