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Survivors at Buchenwald pose for a photograph taken by a U.S. Army medical officer with the 45th Evacuation Hospital.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 74769

Survivors at Buchenwald pose for a photograph taken by a U.S. Army medical officer with the 45th Evacuation Hospital.

The 45th Evacuation Hospital arrived at Buchenwald after liberation of the camp and was tasked with providing a range of care to newly liberated inmates. Their duties were soon directed to the treatment and evacuation of inmates suffering from tuberculosis. With the assistance of several prisoners who had been camp physicians, the 45th managed to prevent further spread of the disease and to vastly improve the quality of treatment that individuals received.

Date
After 1945 April 28
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Stephen Jacobs
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Record last modified: 2016-10-20 00:00:00
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