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(Picture from Arnold Bauer Barach Collection, courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives.) Two American soldiers examine disinfected prisoner uniforms in Dachau. (April 29 - May

Dachau death camp, Germany, 1945, A pile of female corpses after the liberation.

Dachau death camp, Germany, A pile of female corpses after the liberation.

View of Dachau concentration camp prisoners cheering on their liberators. [Photograph #55315]  Date:	Monday, April 30, 1945  Locale:	Dachau, [Bavaria] Germany  Credit:	United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Joseph Eaton  Copyright:	United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

View of Dachau concentration camp prisoners cheering on their liberators…

“When American troops liberated prisoners in the Dachau concentration camp, Germany, in 1945, many German SS guards were killed by the prisoners who then threw their bodies into the moat surrounding the camp.” (AP)

When American troops liberated prisoners in the Dachau concentration camp, Germany, in many German SS guards were killed by the prisoners who then threw their bodies into the moat surrounding the camp. World War II: The Holocaust - In Focus - The Atlantic

... newly liberated Dachau concentration camp. Dachau, Germany, May 1945

Survivors move around between rows of barracks in the newly liberated Dachau concentration camp. Dachau, Germany, May

Ukrainian Jews who were forced to undress before they were massacred by Einsatzgruppe detachments. This photo, originally in color, was part of a series taken by a German military photographer. Copies from this collection were later used as evidence in war crimes trials. Lubny, Soviet Union, October 16, 1941.

Ukrainian Jews forced to undress before they were massacred by Einsatzgruppen. Copies from this collection were later used as evidence in war crimes trials.

Strange as it may seem, there were pregnant women at the Auschwitz II death camp, aka Birkenau, who managed to escape the gas chambers and survive. From the moment that the Jews arrived at Auschwit…

Pregnant at Auschwitz — the story of Miriam Rosenthal

WWII: As a rule pregnant Jewish women were killed in the gas chamber. It was a big surprise that after the liberation of Kaufering I Concentration Camp the US army found seven women with their babies.

American soldiers walk among emaciated survivors along a road in the Ebensee concentration camp.   Date: May 8, 1945   Locale: Ebensee, Austria   Credit: USHMM, courtesy of Bert Weston

American soldiers walk among emaciated survivors along a road in the Ebensee concentration camp. Date: May 1945 Locale: Ebensee, Austria Credit: USHMM, courtesy of Bert Weston.

Nazi death camp for WOMEN's shocking medical experiments that injected prisoners with petrol and syphilis | Daily Mail Online

Horror of Nazi death camp for women's shocking medical experiments

New book features testimonials from women who survived the horrors and heinous medical experiments suffered by prisoners at the hands of the Nazis at Ravensbruck concentration camp

Survivors and American soldiers watch as former SS guards are forced to crawl along the ground at the Mauthausen concentration camp. Looking at this picture from the comfortable distance of 70 years, it may seem a petty degradation to make the guards crawl like this.  Yet, in the direct aftermath of torment and debasement, the human instinct for retribution is strong.  The first bond broken for the liberated was to see their tormenters reduced to harmless, pitiful captives.

Some SS guards got worse. ("Survivors and American soldiers watch as former SS guards are forced to crawl along the ground at the Mauthausen concentration camp.

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