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Two emaciated Soviet POWs sit on a bunk inside a barracks in the newly liberated Hemer POW camp.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 37308

Two emaciated Soviet POWs sit on a bunk inside a barracks in the newly liberated Hemer POW camp.

Original caption: "Two former Soviet POWs display the effects of camp imprisonment through their appearence. The man on the left is so thin and weak from starvation that he can hardly stand up by himself. The other's swollen face also indicates suffering from starvation. When the 75th Infantry Division of the U.S. Ninth Army liberated the camp at Hemer, about 22,000 prisoners were liberated. Approximately 9,000 prisoners were hospitalized for tuberculosis, dysentery, malnutrition and typhus fever."

Date
1945 April 29
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2004-04-29 00:00:00
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