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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.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 04444

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
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2007-03-27 00:00:00
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