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Buchenwald: Photos From the Liberation of the Camp, April 1945

Of the countless photos made during World War II, Margaret Bourke-White's portrait of Buchenwald survivors remains among the most haunting.
Victoria Washuk
Victoria Washuk • 1 year ago

The caption that accompanied this image when it appeared in the May 7, 1945, issue of LIFE: "Deformed by malnutrition, a Buchenwald prisoner leans against his bunk after trying to walk. Like other imprisoned slave laborers, he worked in a Nazi factory until too feeble."

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