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Concentration Camp Photographs: 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.

Entrance to Buchenwald

Showing GI's torture techniques

Another torture technique

Close-up of oven with partially burned corpse

Oven with a partially burned corpse inside

Bodies the Germans couldn't dispose of

Corpses left on the street

Corpses left on the street

Load of bodies

Close-up of a truck loaded with corpses

Corpses left on the street