A body is seen in a crematory oven in the Buchenwald concentration camp in April 1945. The construction of Buchenwald camp started 15 July 1937 and was liberated by US General Patton’s army 11 April 1945. Between 239,000 and 250,000 people were imprisoned in this camp. About 56,000 died among which 11,000 Jews. On the 5th of April Patton’s army liberated the Buchenwald commandos in Ohrdruf. A few thousand Russian and Hungarian Jews, and gypsies were then miserably evacuated from the main camp Buchenwald by the Germans to camps such as Dachau and Flössenburg. On the 11th of April the International Committee (created in August 1943 by the prisoners), who managed to obtain and hide arms during previous shelling, gave the order for an insurrection which pave the way for the US army. (FILM) AFP PHOTO ERIC SCHWAB (Photo by ERIC SCHWAB / AFP) (Photo by ERIC SCHWAB/AFP via Getty Images)
An elevator for dead bodies, connecting the morgue and the crematorium at the Buchenwald German Nazi concentration camp near Weimar, Germany, 2014. The site is now a museum and memorial. (Photo by Richard Blanshard/Getty Images)
‘Lest we forget’, page 13, dead bodies in a concentration camp. Pamphlet created by Ando Gilardi, attached to the Italian periodic ‘Lavoro’ (‘Work’). It was the first time in Italy that images of the Holocaust were published, the event was the cause of a parliamentary debate. The dossier was later withdrawn motivated by censorship for graphic content and nudity, because of the victims’ bodies depicted naked. Italy, annex to the magazine “Lavoro” No. 7, February 13, 1955. (Photo by Fototeca Gilardi/Getty Images)
German citizens from surrounding towns and cities are ordered into the camps to see Hitler’s works. (Photo by © CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)
A U.S. 7th Army medical corpsman, newly arrived with liberating troops, looks into a train car piled with the emaciated and mutilated corpses of men from the Dachau-Birkenau concentration camps. (Photo by © CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

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