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Survivors of the Ohrdruf concentration camp demonstrate torture methods used in the camp to top ranking American generals.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 63511

Survivors of the Ohrdruf concentration camp demonstrate torture methods used in the camp to top ranking American generals.

Among those pictured are General Dwight Eisenhower, (center), General Omar Bradley (second from the left), and General George S. Patton (left). Jules Grad (far right), pool correspondent for the "Stars and Stripes," is taking notes. The mustached soldier who is pointing at the demonstrated torture victim is Alois J. Liethen of Appleton, WI, who served as the interpreter for the tour of Ohrdruf.

Original caption reads: "General Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme allied commander, watches grimly while occupants of the German Concentration Camp at Gotha demonstrate how they were tortured by the Nazi sadists operating the camp. General "Ike" visited the camp during a tour of the Third Army Front. General Omar N. Bradley, 12th Army Group CG, and Lt. General George S. Patton, 3rd Army CG, are at the supreme commander's right."

Original caption from donated photograph reads: "General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower (center), Supreme Commander-in-Cheif Allied Expeditionary Force, watches grimly as liberated slave workers of the concentration camp at Ohrdnuf, Germany, demonstrated how they were tortured by their guards. Lieutenant General George S. Patton, Jr., Commander of the Third U.S. Army, stands at left and next to him is General Omar N. Bradley, Commander of teh 12th Army Group."

Photographer
Moore
Date
1945 April 12
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2017-01-17 00:00:00
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