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•Carrie Roberts•
•Carrie Roberts• • 2 years ago

Inside 1945 Buchenwald with LIFE: " German civilians are forced by American troops to bear witness to Nazi atrocities at Buchenwald concentration camp, mere miles from their own homes, April 1945."

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  • Susanne Gravendijk Wirth

    This was not in 1944 in Holland. Nazi occupation did not end until May 5, 1945, known now as Liberation Day. MIT is preceded on May 4th every year by Remembrance Day. Canadian troops finally freed the country after five years of tormented occupation, starvation and extermination of the large population of Dutch families who were Jewish

  • Mau Soch

    i found the source and it says 1945 which makes more sense.. http://greatestgeneration.t...

German civilians being forced to bury the dead of the concentration camp at Gardelegen Location:Gardelegen, Germany Date taken:April 1945 Photo by William Vandivert, history, never forget

“The world must know what happened, and never forget.” At the end of the Second World War, General Ike Eisenhower made the decision to personally visit as many Nazi concentration camps as he possible could. His reason? He felt compelled to document the camps, their appalling conditions and the brave souls who survived it. He anticipated a time when the Nazi atrocities might be downplayed or even denied, and as such ordered the filming and photographing of camps as they were liberated

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