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Survivors sitting next to a pile of human remains shoveled from the crematorium in Buchenwald.

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    Survivors sitting next to a pile of human remains shoveled from the crematorium in Buchenwald.
    Survivors sitting next to a pile of human remains shoveled from the crematorium in Buchenwald.

The lender's handwritten caption reads, "Men writing home, that they are now free.  Beside them, the bones of their comrades. One letter was allowed a month.  Many months the guards would enter the barracks with the mail and say, 'You Swine, you don't need the mail,' then throw it in the fire."

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    Survivors sitting next to a pile of human remains shoveled from the crematorium in Buchenwald.

    The lender's handwritten caption reads, "Men writing home, that they are now free. Beside them, the bones of their comrades. One letter was allowed a month. Many months the guards would enter the barracks with the mail and say, 'You Swine, you don't need the mail,' then throw it in the fire."
    Date
    1945 April 11 - May 1945
    Locale
    Buchenwald, [Thuringia] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Robert Michael Merritt

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    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Robert Michael Merritt

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    2009-07-22 00:00:00
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