VERY GRAPHIC PHOTOS of BERGEN-BELSEN Concentration Camp:  At the Gates of Hell: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, April 1945 | LIFE.com

At the Gates of Hell: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, April 1945

VERY GRAPHIC PHOTOS of BERGEN-BELSEN Concentration Camp: At the Gates of Hell: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen, April 1945 | LIFE.com

innocent people, lined up, shot / under Hitler

innocent people, lined up, shot / under Hitler

Starving prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, used for "scientific" experiments at the Ebensee, concentration camp in Austria. The camp was liberated on May 7, 1945.

Starving prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, used for "scientific" experiments at the Ebensee, concentration camp in Austria. The camp was liberated on May 7, 1945.

Wedding rings of Holocaust victims. Just remember, this cannot be all of them. Each of these rings belonged to a person who had a family, a person they loved. This is one of the most haunting things I've ever seen.

Wedding rings of Holocaust victims. Just remember, this cannot be all of them. Each of these rings belonged to a person who had a family, a person they loved. This is one of the most haunting things I've ever seen.

holocaust pictures | German Holocaust Atrocities. Germany, Poland & Czechoslovakia, 1945

holocaust pictures | German Holocaust Atrocities. Germany, Poland & Czechoslovakia, 1945

The last seconds.....this picture truly breaks my heart. I can't imagine the things running through her mind, in the last few seconds of her & her child's life.  This is one of the most heartwrenching pictures I've ever seen.

The last seconds.....this picture truly breaks my heart. I can't imagine the things running through her mind, in the last few seconds of her & her child's life. This is one of the most heartwrenching pictures I've ever seen.

bodies on a pallet in the Warsaw ghetto a baby for Gods sake

bodies on a pallet in the Warsaw ghetto a baby for Gods sake

"If we held one minutes silence for every victim of the holocaust... We would be silent for eleven and a half years"

"If we held one minutes silence for every victim of the holocaust... We would be silent for eleven and a half years"

Cruel: An expert claimed that Zyklon-B gas used by the Nazis in concentration camps should kill within seconds of being inhaled but it sometimes took longer than half-an-hour for Holocaust victims to die

Trial of Auschwitz bookkeeper told how pesticide used in gas chambers

Cruel: An expert claimed that Zyklon-B gas used by the Nazis in concentration camps should kill within seconds of being inhaled but it sometimes took longer than half-an-hour for Holocaust victims to die

vintage everyday: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp – Incredible Photos Showing The Reality of The Death Camps at The End of WWII

vintage everyday: The Liberation of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp – Incredible Photos Showing The Reality of The Death Camps at The End of WWII

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