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Close-up portrait of a liberated Soviet prisoner being treated for tuberculosis.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 49989

Close-up portrait of a liberated Soviet prisoner being treated for tuberculosis.

The original caption reads: "This is a tuberculosis patient in the filthy "hospital" of the prisoner-of-war camp in Homer, Germany. This photograph was made April 28, 1945, after Ninth U.S. Army troops liberated Homer's 22,000 Russian war prisoners, more than 9,000 were hospital cases suffering from tuberculosis, disentery, malnutrition and typhus. Homer is located about 15 miles southeast of Dortmund."

Date
1945 April 28
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton
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Record last modified: 2010-11-09 00:00:00
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