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Richard Sheppard collection

Document | Accession Number: 2018.487.1

Collection of photographic prints documenting the Dachau concentration camp following liberation. Images include piles of corpses of outside the crematorium and uniforms and clothing that was disinfected prior to the liberation of the camp; images were taken by US Army soldier Richard Sheppard, who sent them home in a letter, wrapped in a piece of paper labeled "Photos of / Dachau / concentration camp / Read letter before / opening." Although the letter was destroyed, the paper wrapping in included as part of this collection.

Genre/Form
Photographs.
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum collection, gift of Daniel Robbins
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Record last modified: 2018-12-31 13:39:04
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