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Close-up of corpses in the crematorium mortuary in Dachau

Close-up of corpses piled in the crematorium mortuary in the newly liberated Dachau concentration camp. Dachau, Germany, May 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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Close-up of corpses piled in the crematorium mortuary in the newly liberated Dachau concentration camp. [LCID: 16980]

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