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These never before seen colour pictures show the liberation of Dachau, the first of the thousands of concentration camps that sprang up across Germany after the Nazis swept into power.

These never before seen colour pictures show the liberation of Dachau, the first of the thousands of concentration camps that sprang up across Germany after the Nazis swept into power.

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.

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.

German soldiers humiliating a Jewish elderly. I completely hate to see this hatred in the world, this shouldn't be in ppls hearts and minds no matter how different we are

German soldiers humiliating a Jewish elderly. I completely hate to see this hatred in the world, this shouldn't be in ppls hearts and minds no matter how different we are

A corpse pit at Nordhausen concentration camp.

A corpse pit at Nordhausen concentration camp.

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.

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.

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 lib...

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.

This is Sigmund Sobolewski the 88th prisoner of Auschwitz. He arrived on the first train and survived for five years before the camp was lib...

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

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

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