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A survivor reenacts how the hangings took place at Ohrdurf concentration camp, a sub-camp of Buchenwald.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 62784

A survivor reenacts how the hangings took place at Ohrdurf concentration camp, a sub-camp of Buchenwald.

The caption for the photo reads, "The scaffold for public execution. The prisoner was hung from a chain noose. The plank was then pushed from under his feet. If he didn't die quickly he was hit over the head with a potato masher."

Date
1945 April 12
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Lee T. Stinchfield
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Record last modified: 2012-03-26 00:00:00
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