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The bodies of former prisoners are strewn on the ground in a wooded area in the newly liberated Gunskirchen concentration camp.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 77164

The bodies of former prisoners are strewn on the ground in a wooded area in the newly liberated Gunskirchen concentration camp.

The original Signal Corps caption reads,
"BIPPA EA 66026

THIRD U.S.ARMY UNCOVERS NEW HORROR CAMP IN AUSTRIA
Some of the dead who were starved or slain at the Lambach concentration camp in Austria await burial by German prisoner of the 71st Infantry Division, Third U.S. Army. Reportedly worse than Buchenwald, Dachau or Belsen, the Lambach camp was seized by the 71st Division May 6, 1945. Each building of the camp housed 1,600 persons and a total of more than 189,000 were originally held here. There were no beds or sanitary facilities and 40 to 50 died each day from exhaustion or starvation. The dead lay where they fell. The living, too weak to remove them, slept with the dead. U.S. Signal Corps Photo ETO-HQ-45-45646
SERVICED BY LONDON OWI TO LIST B-1
CERTIFIED AS PASSED BY SHAEF CENSOR

Photographer
Robert E. Holliway
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: 2012-11-09 00:00:00
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