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US soldiers examine a pile of shoes that had belonged to prisoners stacked against a wall in the Flossenbuerg concentration camp.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 51025

US soldiers examine a pile of shoes that had belonged to prisoners stacked against a wall in the Flossenbuerg concentration camp.

Original caption reads: "When troops of the 90th Infantry division, Third U.S. Army, captured Floss, Germany, six miles from the Czechoslovakian border, another Nazi concentration camp passed out of existence. The camp, fenced off with electrical barbed wire, contained 16,000 sick and starved inmates, including 400 cases of typhus. Originally, the enclosure confined 60,000 political prisoners and military prisoners-of-war of all nations. It was estimated that 1,400 a month died of starvation after which their remains were burned by Nazi guards. Before the Germans fled ro rear areas all inmates able to walk. These pictures were taken April 24, 1945, after entry of American forces into the town."

Date
1945 April 24
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton
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Record last modified: 2013-10-25 00:00:00
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