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One day after their liberation, a group of former prisoners at the Ebensee concentration camp pose outside for US Army Signal Corps photographer Arnold Samuelson.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 66297

One day after their liberation, a group of former prisoners at the Ebensee concentration camp pose outside for US Army Signal Corps photographer Arnold Samuelson.

The former prisoners came out of the infirmary barracks in order to be photographed. The man in the center left holding his metal name tag has been identified as 21-year old Jewish survivor Joachim Friedner from Krakow, Poland. The man in the center back, holding up his arm to show his arm band, has been identified both as William Hauben and as Isachar Herszenhorn (later Irving Horn) from Radom, Poland. Bernard Smilovic, from Munkacs, is located second from the left, first row wearing a blanket. The man in the front, center , wrapped in a blanket, has been identifided as Gustav Fabik. He was born on September 5th 1917. He was captured on November 4th 1944 and sent to Dachau. He was transported to Mauthausen and liberated on May 5th 1945

Original caption reads: " Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, pose in the Nazi concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. In the Austrian Alps the Nazis had one of their largest camps. Large numbers of inmates were starving to death and dying at the rate of 2000 per week. The camp was reputedly used for "Scientific" experiments. It was liberated by the 80th Division, 3rd U.S. Army."


Original caption from donated photograph reads: "Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, pose for the photographer in their rags."

Photographer
Arnold E. Samuelson
Date
1945 May 07
Locale
Ebensee, Austria
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
 
Record last modified: 2020-07-06 00:00:00
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