During the war, the Soviets did everything they could to further demonize their opponent. This included elaborate photo manipulation, something the Soviets were well known for doing. A horrible picture like this...
...might not be so horrible after all. Rather friendly, in fact.
Here you see the Waffen SS about to hang a Soviet civilian.
In reality, it's Walter Cruger being awarded the Knight’s Cross.
One of the more well-known manipulations.
Turns out it's not so bad after all.
Notice how the skyline seems to repeat itself at one point.
Turns out it was obstructed by a German soldier looking at a Soviet machine gun.