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The body of a starved prisoner lies on the floor of a barrracks of the Woebbelin concentration camp.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 51748

The body of a starved prisoner lies on the floor of a barrracks of the Woebbelin concentration camp.

The original caption reads:: "Wobblin Concentration Camp (No.8 of 13 photos). he camp, recently captured by troops of the U.S. Ninth Army, had many prisoners who starved to death. Here one lies dead on the floor in the living quarters of the prisoners.

82nd Airborne Div., Wobbelin, Germany. 5/4/45."

Original caption from donated photograph: "A dead inmate lies on the floor of one of the filthy "bedrooms" of the concentration camp at Webblin. U.S. troops liberating this atrocity center described it as one of the worst in Germany. Hundreds of dead prisoners were found piled up in one building and hundreds were discovered in crude, hastily dug pits. Into one mass grave the Germans had tossed the corpses of 300 slave laborers of various nationalities. Of the original 4,000 prisoners, it is estimated that 150 died daily, mostly from inhuman treatment and starvation. German residents of the area were ordered to exhume the bodies and provide respectable burial."

Date
1945 May 04
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Laszlo Berkowits
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Record last modified: 2013-02-19 00:00:00
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