Liberating Buchenwald

The following photographs from the liberation of Buchenwald were taken by Francis D. Killin, who served in the 37th Cavalry Recon. V-Corps under Gen. Courtney Hodges. They were generously donated to the Library by his son. Killin is the GI on the left in the photo above.

WARNING: Some of these photos contain graphic images


Entrance to Buchenwald

Showing GIs torture techniques

Another torture technique

Close-up of pven with partially burned corpse

Oven with partially burned corpse

Bodies the Germans couldn't dispose of

Corpses left on the street

Corpses left on the street

Load of bodies

Close-up of truck load of corpses

Corpses left on the street