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Troops with the medical detachment of Combat Command A, 12th Armored Division, XXI Corps, U.S. 7th Army, examine the bodies of prisoners killed by the SS just prior to the evacuation of the camp.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 74578

Troops with the medical detachment of Combat Command A, 12th Armored Division, XXI Corps, U.S. 7th Army, examine the bodies of prisoners killed by the SS just prior to the evacuation of the camp.

Original Caption Reads, "Landsberg Atrocity: the emaciated bodies of victims of German cruelty at Landsberg prison. Before retreating in the face of seventh Army attack, the Jewish prisoners were locked in their huts and told they would be shot if they came out. Then the buildings were set on fire. some burned to death in their huts, others found strength to break down the doors and crawl out to die in the streets. Most prisoners were naked. Some had remnants of clothing on their charred bodies. Here medics examine corpses in front of the ruins of a charred hut."

Photographer
Edward C. Newell
Date
1945 April 28
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2015-08-28 00:00:00
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