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Mauthausen survivors cheer the soldiers of the Eleventh Armored Division of the U.S. Third Army one day after their actual liberation.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 68210

Mauthausen survivors cheer the soldiers of the Eleventh Armored Division of the U.S. Third Army one day after their actual liberation.

The banner reads: "The Spanish Anti-Fascists Salute the Liberating Forces." According to Pierre Serge Choumoff, a survivor of Mauthausen and Gusen, this event was recreated at the request of a senior American officer.

The photographer Francisco Boix can be seen with his camera standing on top of the entrance. According to the 11th Armored Division website the solders are John Slatton (back left), Jerome Rosenthal (back right), William Picket (left) and Edward Czarnowski (driver). Alternatively Robert Mordis, a Jewish soldier from Natick Massachusetts, may be on the upper left side of the tank, and another soldier may be Alfred Paliani.

Photographer
Donald R. Ornitz
Date
1945 May 07
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2015-02-23 00:00:00
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