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Bodies of victims outside the crematorium in Buchenwald

The bodies of former prisoners are stacked outside the crematorium in the newly liberated Buchenwald concentration camp. Buchenwald, Germany, April 23, 1945.

This image is among the commonly reproduced and distributed, and often extremely graphic, images of liberation. These photographs provided powerful documentation of the crimes of the Nazi era.


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  • National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD
  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum

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The bodies of former prisoners are stacked outside the crematorium in the newly liberated Buchenwald concentration camp. [LCID: 74608]

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