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German civilians remove the bodies of prisoners killed in the Nordhausen camp

German civilians remove the bodies of prisoners killed in the Nordhausen concentration camp and lay them out in long rows outside the central barracks (Boelke Kaserne). Nordhausen, Germany, April 12, 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
  • National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD

German civilians remove the bodies of prisoners killed in the Nordhausen concentration camp and lay them out in long rows outside ... [LCID: 15614]

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