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

Photograph | Photograph Number: 11135A

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
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Robert Michael Merritt
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Record last modified: 2009-07-22 00:00:00
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