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Five photographs from the Buchenwald death camp taken by the Allies at the end of the war

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Five harsh (large) photographs from the Buchenwald camp, taken by the Allies - the camp's liberators, at the end of World War II. "Minister of Linformation". Ddepicted in Italian on pieces of paper glued to their edges.

* Prisoners in exhaustion lying on wooden benches.

* Allied soldiers stand stunned at the entrance to the crematorium.

* An Allied soldier holds in his hands exhibits from the bodies of the victims taken by Ilse Koch "the witch from Buchenwald" the camp director's wife.

* Human remains as found in one of the crematoria.

* The bodies of the victims are transported in a cart for burial.

The liberation of the Buchenwald camp was accompanied by extensive media coverage in the press, photographs, and film diaries. The publications about what was happening in this camp were the first exposures of the Western public to the horrors of the Nazi regime in Germany. (General George Patton forced some 2,000 Weimar residents to walk five miles to the camp to see the horrors with their own eyes). Beyond the filmed and cinematic documentation, an intelligence unit of psychological warfare in the United States military has collected numerous testimonies from inmates. In the first days of the liberation, about 150 testimonies of prisoners were collected, mostly those who held various positions in the camp and could provide a broad picture about the crimes of the Nazis in the camp.

Same size: 23x17 cm. Very good condition.

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41. Five photographs from the Buchenwald death camp taken by the Allies at the end of the war