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Charred corpses lie on the ground of the Landsberg concentration camp.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 82390

Charred corpses lie on the ground of the Landsberg concentration camp.

The original Signal Corps caption reads, "The emaciated bodies of victims of German cruelty at the Landsberg prison. Before retreating in the face of the 7th Army attack the Jewish prisoners were locked in their huts and told they would be shot if they came out. Then the buildings were set on fire. Some burned to death in their huts, others found strength enough to break down the door and crawl out to die in the streets. Most prisoners were naked, some had remnants of clothing on their charred bodies. Long lines of charred huts with the remains of the victims lying in the ashes."

Date
1945 April 28
Variant Locale
Landsberg Am Lech
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Bernadette O'Connell
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Record last modified: 2016-04-12 00:00:00
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