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The crematorium at Majdanek concentration camp, Lublin, Nazi-occupied Poland, 1944. The liberation of Lublin in Poland by the Soviet Red Army in July 1944 also revealed a huge concentration camp and extermination camp, where the Nazis carried out mass murder on a vast scale. Victims of the camp included Poles, Jews of all nationalities, French, Greeks, Dutch, Italians, Belgians, Yugoslavians, Hungarians and anti-Nazi Republican Spaniards.

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Female guards of the Majdanek concentration camp gather around the table to celebrate a birthday, March 1944. Average faces, bestial minds.

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The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1941 to 1944

Located some three miles from the center of the Polish city of Lublin, Majdanek was the second largest Nazi concentration camp.

The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1941 to 1944

Copyright Jen Rosenberg.

Karl-Otto Koch (August 2, 1897 – April 5, 1945), a Standartenführer (Colonel) in the German Schutzstaffel (SS), was the first commandant of the Nazi concentration camps at Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen, and later also served as a commander at the Majdanek concentration camp.

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The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1941 to 1944

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The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1941 to 1944

The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1941 to 1944: Majdanek (July 24, 1944) More

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Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence: The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942-1944 (Hardcover)

Female SS Guards and Workaday Violence: The Majdanek Concentration Camp, 1942-1944

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Soviet soldiers stand dumfounded at a large pile of human ashes found at the Majdanek concentration camp in 1944.

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