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Displaced persons sit in front of a monument erected to the memory of the 51,000 victims of Buchenwald.

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    Displaced persons sit in front of a monument erected to the memory of the 51,000 victims of Buchenwald.
    Displaced persons sit in front of a monument erected to the memory of the 51,000 victims of Buchenwald.

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    Displaced persons sit in front of a monument erected to the memory of the 51,000 victims of Buchenwald.
    Date
    April 1945 - July 1945
    Locale
    Buchenwald, [Thuringia] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Milton Shurr

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    Photo Source
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Milton Shurr
    Source Record ID: Collections: 1998.112.44

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    Biography
    Milton Shurr worked with the military in the Department of Civilian Affairs. He first was stationed with the 1st Army shortly after the invasion of Normandy. In October of 1944 he was placed with the 1st Army Displaced Persons Team. When it was discovered he had hepatitis, he was sent to England. The day after Patton's 3rd Army captured Buchenwald, Shurr returned to his unit, which had just been assigned to Buchenwald.
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