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Lee Miller, Buchenwald concentration camp, 1945 (© Kerry Negahban, Reproduction Rights Negotiator , Lee Miller Archives, Roland Penrose Estate & The Penrose Collection, Farley Farm House , Muddles Green , Chiddingly , East Sussex BN8 6HW, UK. Tel: ++44 (0) 1825 872691- Fax: ++44 (0) 1825 872733-


The Bleakness of Buchenwald

A visit to Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp is a sobering experience | The Bleakness of Buchenwald


An unburned hand hanging from an crematorium oven serves as a stark reminder of the death and horror of the Nazi death camps. It is not a prop. This was at Stutthof, a reminder that the atrocities were not just at the more infamous concentration camps such as Auschwitz and Buchenwald.


Caption: "Newly liberated Jewish survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp are joined by Jewish U.S. Army soldiers who helped liberate the camp for the first day of Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) religious service [...] The day after this Shavuot service was held, a group of Jewish children, former inmates, were repatriated to their homes in Czechoslovakia. Buchenwald concentration camp, near Weimar, Thuringia, Germany. 18 May 1945."


View of a Section of the Buchenwald Concentration Death Camp after its Liberation by American Troops (May 1, 1945)