Jewish women liberated from a factory in Mehlteuer display their tattoos. Jewish women, liberated slave laborers of the Germans, display their arms, which the Germans tattooed with numbers for indentification purposes. The women were left behind in Mehlteuer, Germany, when First U.S. Army troops overran the town.
The 89th Infantry Division in World War II was the first unit to actually come upon a Nazi concentration camp. The discovery of the Ohrdruf camp, by the 89th Infantry Division, is memorialized in the Holocaust Museum located in Washington, DC. Ohrdruf was a work camp, not an extermination camp, but the difference is difficult to discern. Prisoners were literally worked to death and disposed of by burning in incinerators, which was the most "cost-effective method".
Westerbork, Holland. Settela Steinbach staring out of a deportation train, May 19,1944. The deportation on this date was of [Roma/Sinti] from Holland. Settela Steinbach, was born in Limburg, Holland and died in Auschwitz, Poland on the night between August 2 and August 3 of 1944 along with her mother and her 9 brothers and sisters.