Mauthausen survivors cheer the soldiers of the Eleventh Armored Division of the US Third Army one day after their liberation
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Liberation of Nazi Camps

As Allied and Soviet troops moved across Europe against Nazi Germany, they encountered concentration camps, mass graves, and other sites of Nazi crimes. The unspeakable conditions the liberators confronted shed light on the full scope of Nazi horrors.

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