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Murray Leff, in a self-timed portrait is shown (Credit: Murray Leff)

Murray Leff, in a self-timed portrait is shown in front of the house where he slept during an artillery barrage in Ossenberg, Germany. A shell hit and tore off a piece of the wagon wheel, left, and broke many of the tile shingles of the roof. (March 10, 1945)

New Yorker photographs horrors of WWII

As his infantry unit pushed into Germany in March and April of 1945, Murray Leff would pull a folding Welti camera from beneath his heavy coat and take photographs of the horrors around him.

Murray Leff, in a self-timed portrait is shown
(Credit: Murray Leff)

Murray Leff, in a self-timed portrait is shown in front of the house where he slept during an artillery barrage in Ossenberg, Germany. A shell hit and tore off a piece of the wagon wheel, left, and broke many of the tile shingles of the roof. (March 10, 1945)

Murray Leff poses with his World War II
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Murray Leff poses with his World War II memoir at his home in Bellerose, Queens. (Nov. 25, 2013)

A photo of Murray Leff as a soldier
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A photo of Murray Leff as a soldier

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Murray Leff is shown in a self-timed picture
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Murray Leff is shown in a self-timed picture next to a tank still smoldering after two 88mm shells hit it. (March 10, 1945)

Soldiers fighting in Ossenberg, Germany during World War
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Soldiers fighting in Ossenberg, Germany during World War II (March 8, 1945)

A soldier is shown in a tank fighting
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A soldier is shown in a tank fighting in Germany during World War II. (March 8, 1945)

92-year-old Murray Leff poses with his book and
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92-year-old Murray Leff poses with his book and photos he took in Germany during World War II. (Nov. 25, 2013)

A copy of Murray Leff's World War II
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A copy of Murray Leff's World War II memoir and photography book is shown at his home in Bellerose, Queens. (Nov. 25, 2013)

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Murray Leff published his photos in 2007 in
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Murray Leff published his photos in 2007 in a book called "Lens of an Infantryman: A World War II Memoir with Photographs from a Hidden Camera."

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