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General Patton's 3rd Army inspects piles of bodies at Buchenwald on the day of liberation.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 44608

General Patton's 3rd Army inspects piles of bodies at Buchenwald on the day of liberation.

Original quotation reads:
"1945, Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Germany. When we saw this we suddenly knew what World War II was all about. (I entered into this place within a half hour of the departure of the last Nazi- some of the inmates died of starvation while I watched- nothing could be done for them). The most notable observation was that the bodies did not stink as most bodies do- there was not enough flesh left for them to decay."

Date
1945 April 11
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Tom Morgan
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Record last modified: 2013-01-09 00:00:00
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