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The emaciated body of a former inmate of the Gusen concentration camp lies outside a barracks among clothing, blankets and an empty bowl.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 37480

The emaciated body of a former inmate of the Gusen concentration camp lies outside a barracks among clothing, blankets and an empty bowl.

The original caption reads, "The German idea of garbage included this starved prisoner who was left to die in the midst of the filthy rubbaged heap of the Gusen concentration camp near Linz, Austria. He was still breathing when U.S. troops took over the area. Gusen was a center of lingering death, hard work in nearby stone quarries, bestiality, and mass oxternination. Even after the Americans arrived, inmates continued to die at the rate of about 100 a day from the effects of German brutality and starvation. The camp was equipped with a gas externination chamber, creamtory, and the usual micawbre equipment used by the Germans to murder their defenseless victims. While Gusen was primarily for political prisoners, investigators learned that at one time an unknown number of American airmen were executed there."

Photographer
Ignatius Gallo
Date
May 1945
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2017-01-17 00:00:00
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