"Graves at Gunskirchen"
Consists of "The Graves at Gunskirchen" by David Ichelson, a United States Army soldier who served with the 71st Infantry Division, documenting his eyewitness account of the conditions of the Gunskirchen concentration camp three days after abandonment by SS troops in May 1945. The testimony describes the severity of starvation among the camp inmates, the number of dead at the time the 71st Infantry Division entered the camp, and the mass burial of Gunskirchen victims at the direction of American troops. Ichelson also describes his thoughts and feelings during a return visit to the camp site 23 years later.
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