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A US soldier stands among the corpses of prisoners exhumed from a mass grave near Nammering

A US soldier stands among the corpses of prisoners exhumed from a mass grave in a ravine near Nammering. On April 19, 1945, a freight train with nearly 4,500 prisoners from Buchenwald pulled onto the railroad siding at Nammering. Hundreds of prisoners who had died on the train were buried in the mass grave along with the prisoners who were forced to carry the corpses to the ravine and were then shot. Germany, ca. May 6, 1945.


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  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Seymour Schenkman

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An American soldier stands among the corpses of prisoners exhumed from a mass grave in a ravine near Nammering. [LCID: 04473]