Paramilitary Free Corps and government troops documented their crushing of the Munich soviet republic in photos. This image taken by Free Corps officer Hermann Pfeiffer shows lathe operator Johann Lehner being arrested. The soldiers thought that Lehner, who was acutally innocent, had been involved in the shooting of hostages at the Luitpold Academy. He was physically abused and , shortly after this photo was taken, executed.
Johann Lehner before his execution by government soldiers in Munich, May 3, 1919.