Warning: This page contains an image that may upset you. It upset me.

Lots of sites claim that images of Nazis killing Jews, of Jews starving in death camps and other atrocities are fake. They then parade out badly-Photoshopped examples. For instance:

A hate site claims this image:

The real photo

Is actually this one:

The "real" photo

A careful look, though, shows that the author used a photo editing program to erase the woman. And they didn’t do a particularly good job. Here’s the breakdown:

First, one of the guys on the armored vehicle in the background apparently has no legs. Or he’s doing one hell of a wall sit:

Look, ma, no legs

May a Jew ate them.

Second, the shadows don’t match up. See how the angle of the first circled shadow doesn’t match the second? And how the shadow has a line through it? Those are classic photo editing mistakes:

Shadows at different angles, and the blurred wood

Also, note the blurring around the second circled step. That’s where someone erased the woman’s foot. Butterfingers!

Third, the got their German armor mixed up. The photo appears to be an Sd.Kfx 8 aka Sonderkraftfahrzeug 8 (I’m not 100% sure. I’m a nerd. I’m not that much of a nerd). The editor added an anti-aircraft gun.

It might also be a Sd.Kfx 7. Or another variant… That’s not really the point, though. The point is the anti-aircraft gun:

Weird anti-aircraft gun

I’ve never seen a German, WW2 anti-aircraft gun like this. The closest I could find has an enormous armor plate in front of the operator. No plate here.

Doesn’t look right. If someone who’s a bigger armor geek than me can take a look, I’d appreciate it.

I Could Do More

Every image I looked at had failed Photoshopping. I can’t post any more. It was bad enough looking at them myself. I’m not going to subject you to it. I’ll add more when my stomach stops churning.