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Buchenwald, Germany, Human body parts in specimen jars, after liberation.

Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Germany, Human body parts in specimen jars, after liberation.

Lodz, Poland, Women looking for edible roots in a field by the ghetto. Starvation and disease was a major factor in ghetto deaths

Lodz, Poland, Women looking for edible roots in a field by the ghetto. Starvation and disease was a major factor in ghetto deaths

Uniforme de prisionero de campo de concentración

prisoner uniform at a concentration camp

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This Day in WWII History: Apr 11, 1945: The U.S. army liberates Buchenwald concentration camp

A recently-liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp survivor, near Weimar, Germany, Apr-Jun 1945

Dachau, Germany, A prisoner wearing flying equipment during a Hypothermia experiment in the camp.

Dachau, Germany - A prisoner wearing flying equipment - during a Hypothermia experiment in the camp

SS men (some just boys, really) pose among the corpses of murdered Jews at Chelmno.  That they were willing to have photographs taken of themselves  standing among evidence of a monstrous crime, speaks of their atrophied,  blackened souls, and of the absolute conviction that Germany would win the war.

SS men pose among the corpses of murdered Jews at Chelmno. That they were willing to have photographs taken of themselves standing among evidence of a monstrous crime shows the absolute conviction that Germany would win the war.

ORIGINAL CAPTION: " "Aryan" women who were the mothers of "child-rich" families were given extra food, home help, and holidays. They were even awarded medals. A German mother who has just received the Mother's Cross pushes a baby carriage, accompanied by two of her older children in their Hitler Youth and League of German Girls uniforms. Berlin, Germany, 1942."

A German mother who has just received the Mother’s Cross pushes a baby carriage, accompanied by two of her older children in their Hitler Youth and League of German Girls uniforms. Berlin, Germany, USHMM Artifact Gallery: Receipient of the Mother's Cross

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