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Female survivors rest in the Ernst Leitz Optical works in Wetzlar after their liberation by American troops with the First Army.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 77472

Female survivors rest in the Ernst Leitz Optical works in Wetzlar after their liberation by American troops with the First Army.

These workers from Poland and the Ukraine were captives for the past three years. They worked from 5am to 6pm daily, and were fed a steady diet of beet soup and black bread.

Photographer
R.W. Crampton
Date
1945 April 02
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2005-05-18 00:00:00
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