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Four emaciated survivors sit outside in the newly liberated Ebensee concentration camp.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 78356

Four emaciated survivors sit outside in the newly liberated Ebensee concentration camp.

The original Signal Corps caption reads,
"EBENSEE CONCENTRATION CAMP.
In the Austrian Alps at Ebensee, Austria, units of the 80th Div, of the Third U... found one of the largest and most brutal German concentration camps shortly bef... of the war in Europe. The camp contained about 60,000 prisoners of 25 different ... all in various stages of starvation. The camp reputedly was used for scientifi... on the prisoners, who were used as live guinea pigs. Conditions for the living ... bably brutal and filthy. The men were forced to sleep four to a narrow bunk in ... barracs. They died at the rate of 2000 a week, and their bodies were disposed o... ready for the crematory. The Germans had fled before they had time to burn them. ... living are being given care and nourishing food. When they are strong enough to ... they will be returned to their homes.
These photos were taken May 7 and 8, 1945.

PNA EA 66316
THIS PHOTO SHOWS: These living skeletons are young boys.
U.S. Signal Corps Photo ETO-HQ-45-46147
SERVICED BY LONDON OWI (INNER FULL)
CERTIFIED AS PASSED BY SHAEF CENSOR.

Photographer
J Malan Heslop
Date
1945 May 08
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2012-11-08 00:00:00
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