aww, God bless them. pinner writes: When troops liberated the concentration camps they were unprepared for what they encountered. Here a U.S. soldier holds a victim of Nazi terror sobbing in relief of his liberation.
Women and children on the Birkenau arrival platform known as the "ramp". The Jews were removed from the deportation trains onto the ramp where they faced a selection process - some were sent immediately to their deaths, while others were sent to slave labor.
Auschwitz has become a symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust, in which six million Jews were systematically killed. Friedman Ziegler, who lives in Thornhill, Ont., is among about 100 survivors who are returning to Poland this week to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
This is Sigmund Sobolewski the 88th prisoner of Auschwitz. He arrived on the first train and survived for five years before the camp was liberated.
German residents are forced to bring the dead of nearby concentration camp Wöbbelin to a graveyard after its liberation. Ludwigslust, May, 1945. Everybody knew something TERRIBLE was Happening, but nobody cared and all were scared. Read more: http://histomil.com/viewtopic.php?f=338&t=3918&start=3810#ixzz3R50UVzzP