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Buchenwald Liberated

Written by: George Chittenden : 15 Jul 2019

This image was taken on April 14th, 1945 when the US Army liberated Buchenwald camp. A Russian inmate can be seen identifying a Nazi guard who was particularly cruel towards the prisoners. Buchenwald was the largest concentration camp built on German soil. It housed prisoners from all over Europe as well as the Soviet Union. Estimates place Buchenwald’s death toll at around 56,000 people.

A Russian inmate identifying a Nazi guard.

A Russian inmate identifying a Nazi guard.

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