Portrait of Joseph Schleifstein wearing his concentration camp uniform a year or two after his liberation from Buchenwald concentration camp

Portrait of Joseph Schleifstein wearing his concentration camp uniform a year or two after his liberation from Buchenwald concentration camp

Two World War II prisoners of war stare through a barbed wire fence at Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany in 1945.

Two World War II prisoners of war stare through a barbed wire fence at Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar, Germany in 1945.

Kentucky Senator Alben W. Barkley witnesses firsthand the evils of Nazism via Weimar, Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp.

Kentucky Senator Alben W. Barkley witnesses firsthand the evils of Nazism via Weimar, Germany's Buchenwald concentration camp.

Inside 1945 Buchenwald with LIFE: " German civilians are forced by American troops to bear witness to Nazi atrocities at Buchenwald concentration camp, mere miles from their own homes, April 1945."

Inside 1945 Buchenwald with LIFE: " German civilians are forced by American troops to bear witness to Nazi atrocities at Buchenwald concentration camp, mere miles from their own homes, April 1945."

A recently-liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp survivor, near Weimar, Germany, April - June 1945.

A recently-liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp survivor, near Weimar, Germany, April - June 1945.

Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camp - 42-16719776 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. A little boy holds a handmade flag with the Star of David after the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp, Germany. Buchenwald was one of the largest concentration camps in Nazi Germany, established in July 1937, five miles north of Weimar.

Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camp - 42-16719776 - Rights Managed - Stock Photo - Corbis. A little boy holds a handmade flag with the Star of David after the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp, Germany. Buchenwald was one of the largest concentration camps in Nazi Germany, established in July 1937, five miles north of Weimar.

Still in their civilian clothes, newly arrived prisoners, among whom is a clergyman, stand at roll call in Buchenwald concentration camp.

Still in their civilian clothes, newly arrived prisoners, among whom is a clergyman, stand at roll call in Buchenwald concentration camp.

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