Hi all, I just signed up today in hopes of finding out more information about something I saw on TV last night. I live in Canada and I have the Smithsonian Channel in my cable package. Last night they premiered a one hour special called "WWII: Secret Race to the Atomic Bomb" which focused on the attempts of the various nations in WWII to create atomic weapons. About half way through the show, in a short segment that mentioned the Nazi invasion of Russia and subsequent Soviet counteroffensives, they aired a very brief (maybe 3-5 seconds) video clip which is arguably the most surreal and harrowing footage I have ever seen regarding this conflict. It seemed to show a mass hanging, where several people had been strung up, two per pole, with fires raging in the background and destroyed vehicles/equipment present. It didn't seem real and almost seemed like something out of a horror film. I have attached a screenshot of this short clip which I took on my smartphone (sorry for the bad quality). Please be warned it is graphic. Does anybody know where Smithsonian got this footage from? Does anybody have any background information about the hangings shown in this clip (where it took place, who carried it out, who were the victims, etc.). Thanks for any info you could share!