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Lt. Col. J.W. Branch, Chief Surgeon of the 6th Armored Division, 3rd U.S. Army, dresses body sores of a Hungarian woman survivor in Penig, a sub-camp of Buchenwald.

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    Lt. Col. J.W. Branch, Chief Surgeon of the 6th Armored Division, 3rd U.S. Army, dresses body sores of a Hungarian woman survivor in Penig, a sub-camp of Buchenwald.
    Lt. Col. J.W. Branch, Chief Surgeon of the 6th Armored Division, 3rd U.S. Army, dresses body sores of a Hungarian woman survivor in Penig, a sub-camp of Buchenwald.  

SS guards evacuated all those prisoners who could still walk upon the approach of American troops, leaving behind those too ill to move.  Women in the camp suffered from starvation, typhus, diptheria, and tuberculosis.

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    Lt. Col. J.W. Branch, Chief Surgeon of the 6th Armored Division, 3rd U.S. Army, dresses body sores of a Hungarian woman survivor in Penig, a sub-camp of Buchenwald.

    SS guards evacuated all those prisoners who could still walk upon the approach of American troops, leaving behind those too ill to move. Women in the camp suffered from starvation, typhus, diptheria, and tuberculosis.
    Photographer
    Sam Gilbert
    Date
    1945 April 26
    Locale
    Penig, [Saxony] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park

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    National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
    Copyright: Public Domain
    Source Record ID: 111-SC-203582
    Second Record ID: 153-Case files 1944-49--box 288--file 12-536 to 12-541

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    2007-03-27 00:00:00
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