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An American soldier stands above the corpses of children that are to be buried in a mass grave dug by German civilians from the nearby town of Nordhausen.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 10257

An American soldier stands above the corpses of children that are to be buried in a mass grave dug by German civilians from the nearby town of Nordhausen.

Original caption reads: "Bodies of dead children found in concentration camp at Nordhausen lie in mass burial grave."

Original caption from donated photograph reads: "The bodies of a little baby and a young child rest in a mass grave awaiting burial at the horror camp at Nordhausen, Germany. When U.S. troops arrived in the area, they found hundreds of dead former slave workers strewn about the grounds. Decomposing corpses lay beside the sick and dying and disease was spreading unchecked among the maltreated prisoners of many nationalities. U.S. Army officers immediately ordered German civilians in the area to provide decent burial for the victims."

Photographer
D.P. Eliot
Date
1945 April 14
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Harold Royall
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Record last modified: 2013-02-19 00:00:00
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