Sudeten German civilians are forced to walk past bodies of 30 Jewish women starved to death by SS troops in a 300 mile march across Czechoslovakia. Buried in shallow graves in Volary, Czechoslovakia, the bodies were exhumed by German civilians working under direction of Medics of 5th Infantry Division, U.S. Third Army. Coffins are awaiting the remains, which were eventually buried in the Volary cemetery.
A group of female survivors stands outside a barracks in the newly liberated Lenzing concentration camp. Lenzing, a sub-camp of the Mauthausen concentration camp, was established in the fall of 1944 near the town of Vocklabruck, Austria, to provide workers for a local paper factory. It held approximately 500 forced laborers, all women. In January 1945 almost 100 female prisoners arrived at Lenzing from the recently evacuated Auschwitz concentration camp.
British soldiers inspect the documents of former SS guards at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. The soldier wears the insignia of the SS Leibstandarte Totenkopf on his lapel. The Totenkopf (Death's Head) SS were the most brutal and feared of German soldiers. Not surprisingly, many of the concentration camps employed them as guards.