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Liberation and survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp (19 photos)




 

   


Two battered Buchenwald concentration camp guards are held prisoners by Allied Forces after liberating the camp. April 1945. Image captured by American photographer Lee Miller.

Two battered Buchenwald concentration camp guards are held prisoners by Allied Forces after liberating the camp. April 1945. Image captured by American photographer Lee Miller.

A burned corpse still wearing his cross in Leipzig-Thekla, a sub-camp of Buchenwald concentration camp, lies in the open after the camp was liberated by the United States 69th Infantry Division. On 18 April 1945, SS guards set fire to the barracks housing some 300 inmates and shot those who attempted to escape the flames. The sub-camp had been established in September 1943 to supply labor for the German war effort. At its height, Leipzig-Thekla held approximately 1400 prisoners. Ettersberg, Germany. 19 April 1945.

A burned corpse still wearing his cross in Leipzig-Thekla, a sub-camp of Buchenwald concentration camp, lies in the open after the camp was liberated by the United States 69th Infantry Division. On 18 April 1945, SS guards set fire to the barracks housing some 300 inmates and shot those who attempted to escape the flames. The sub-camp had been established in September 1943 to supply labor for the German war effort. At its height, Leipzig-Thekla held approximately 1400 prisoners. Ettersberg, Germany. 19 April 1945.

A 7-year-old survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp complex waits to be processed after liberation of the camp. He will then be transferred out of the camp and back to any surviving family members. Buchenwald, Ettersberg, Thuringia, Germany. May 1945.

A 7-year-old survivor of the Buchenwald concentration camp complex waits to be processed after liberation of the camp. He will then be transferred out of the camp and back to any surviving family members. Buchenwald, Ettersberg, Thuringia, Germany. May 1945.