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    Jewish prisoners at the moment of their liberation from an internment camp 'death train' ... photo by Major Clarence L. Benjamin. April 1945. WWII

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A train of Jewish prisoners is liberated. This marvellous picture was taken by Major Clarence L. Benjamin. He recounted: “At the instant a few of the train people saw our tanks and first realized they had been liberated. Many of those close to the train are not yet aware of their liberation.”

Jewish prisoners at the moment of their liberation from an internment camp "death train" near the Elbe in 1945.

US infantrymen race to the Elbe river in an M8 Greyhound armored car - Germany - April 1945

Dachau, Germany, April 1945, Survivors from the camp, after the liberation.

April 1945: Jews liberated from train near Magdeburg approaching allied soldiers, become aware that they have survived

Jewish refugees, approaching allied soldiers, become aware that they have just been liberated, April, 1945

Dachau, Germany, Portrait of an ex-prisoner after the liberation, 1945.

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Berlin 1945 refugees trudge past Göring's Luftwaffe Air Ministry on the Wilhelmstraße

A homeless German woman sits in ruins in Koln, 1945. Photograph: John Florea/Time Life

Bergen Belsen, Germany, A woman survivor in an improvised shelter after the liberation, April 1945.

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