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FRAGMENTS | The Walk of Shame


Following the war's conclusion, French citizens expressed their fury towards women who were believed to have collaborated with the Nazis through intimate relationships. These women were apprehended by angry mobs, subjected to indignities such as stripping, shaving, tar and feathering, and compelled to march amidst a crowd of jeering onlookers.


In the photographs, Robert Capa captured a sequence of public humiliations that took place in France. Similarly, the esteemed French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson documented a comparable scene in April 1945 on German soil, depicting a woman accused of collaborating with the Nazis being brought to a field trial.




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