U.S. Soldiers liberate Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany

April 11, 1945

marilyn_27 Member Photo

Clipped by marilyn_27

U.S. Soldiers liberate Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany - States_.-_ M " m,mm~m IMIvK * RF 111 M ' 'DEATH...
States_.-_ M " m,mm~m IMIvK * RF 111 M ' 'DEATH CAMP j j LHJERATE {0,000 PERSONS FROM CAMP IN WHICH 75,9*0 LOST THEIR LIVES JENA, Germany, April .14.— Twenty thousand inmates of Buchenwald Buchenwald camp, near here, one of the most dreaded of German concentration concentration camps were free today after its capture by Berlin-bound American troops and unfolded a story of horror horror dating from the inception of the Nazi regime in 1933. ...XnUhosfc years approximately 20f),- (XXI persons doomed* to sadlffUe <feath or a living hell passed through the gates of the electrically-charged barred-wire enclosure as infamous as the camps at Dachau and Oranienburg. Oranienburg. Seventy-five thousand died there_-from shooting, hanging overwork, overwork, hunger or disease. Within the enclosure were everything everything from incinerator* for the efficient efficient disposal of the bodies stacked like cord wood to hanging rooms with bloodstained clubs used on resisting resisting victims. A total of 3.641 were killed or died at Buchenwald.during last February alone. The camp, with a "normal population" population" of some 40,000. ordinarily had 1,200 as guards. But several days ago when the sound of American gun-fire became audible, 600 Gestapo Gestapo desperadoes departed after previously previously marching thousands of prisoners prisoners off to unknown destinations.

Clipped from
  1. Marysville Journal-Tribune,
  2. 14 Apr 1945, Sat,
  3. Page 1

marilyn_27 Member Photo
  • U.S. Soldiers liberate Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany — April 11, 1945

    marilyn_27 – 11 Apr 2013

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in