GERMANY. April 1945. Dessau. A transit camp was located between the American and Soviet zones organised for refugees; political prisoners, POW's, STO's (Forced Labourers), displaced persons, returning from the Eastern front of Germany that had been liberated by the Soviet Army. A young Belgian woman and former Gestapo informer, being identified as she tried to hide in the crowd.
Buchenwald, Germany, Sommer, a SS guard, next to prisoners hanged by their hands. Hanged on the left tree: The author Karl Schnog (1897-1969), cabaret author and journalist who survived Dachau, Sachsenhausen and Buchenwald. Hanged on the right tree: Otto Feuer. The man lying face-down is Jack Werber
Part II. Rudolf Hoess (1900 - 1947) At Auschwitz, he installed a death camp, boasting he ran "the greatest extermination center of all time." By his own account, 2,500,000 people were killed in gas chambers and by mass executions; 500,000 others were starved to death. He made these statements at the Nuremberg IMT trial; after testifying, he was turned over to Poland; he was hanged at Auschwitz, April 7, 1947.