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An American soldier walks through the gates of the Kaufering I (Landsberg) concentration camp on the day of liberation.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 04437

An American soldier walks through the gates of the Kaufering I (Landsberg) concentration camp on the day of liberation.

Original Caption Reads, "Landsberg Atrocity: 7th U.S. Army Troops enter the smoking ruins of the Landsberg concentration camp before American forces captured the camp. German guards locked the prisoners
in wooden huts and set fire to them. Some burned to death in the buildings. Others found strength to crawl out to die in the streets. Most prisoners were naked, but some had remnants of clothing on their charred bodies."

Date
1945 April 27
Variant Locale
Landsberg Am Lech
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2015-10-16 00:00:00
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