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Demonstrating the cremation process at Dachau

Survivors of the Dachau concentration camp prepare to move a corpse during a demonstration of the cremation process at the camp. Dachau, Germany, April 29–May 10, 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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  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Zydowski Instytut Historyczny Instytut Naukowo-Badawczy

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Survivors of the Dachau concentration camp prepare to move a corpse during a demonstration of the cremation process at the camp. [LCID: 15029a]