Prisoners liberated by U.S. troops on May 2, 1945, at Wöbbelin, Germany. Prisoners from northern German concentration camps were evacuated to this small work camp, a satellite camp of KZ Neuengamme close to Hamburg, in the last phase of the war. As more and more prisoners were needed in the German armament industry, hundreds of small work camps were set up all over Germany close to the factories. Prisoners were sent there from the main concentration and extermination camps.
Bergen Belsen, Germany, The fourteen year old Hannah Sachsel with her sister Eva (in the back) in the camp hospital, 1945. Hannah and Eva arrived to the camp from Czechoslovakia. Hannah died of Typhus shortly after the photograph was taken.
Never before seen images show the liberation of Dachau, the first of the thousands of concentration camps that sprang up across Germany after the Nazis swept into power. Dachau was liberated by American troops on April 29, 1945. By that time over 200,000 people from all over Europe had been imprisoned there. An estimated 41,500 of these were murdered.
Survivor Jack Rosenthal from the US displays his prisoner number. Auschwitz Survivors Return on Eve of 70th Anniversary of Extermination-Camp’s Liberation. With some returning for 1st time, survivors from around the globe arrive at former death camp to pay respect to their relatives, loved ones & the millions of other Jews murdered by the Nazis.