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William Lowry Collection of Ebensee Liberation Photos

(April 2015)

Before World War II, Canadian William Bill Lowry was studying nursing at what is now known as Columbia Adventist University in Washington, DC. Before graduating he joined the U.S. Army in the medical corps, where he was attached to the 30th field hospital. Lowry took the following photos in May 1945, during the liberation of the Ebensee concentration camp in Austria. Following the war, he returned to the United States and enjoyed a successful career as a salesman for medical equipment and supplies.

The Main Gate to Ebensee

Intersection near Ebensee

The Town of Ebensee

Barbed Wire Gaurding the Camp, Looking to the Mountains

The Ashes of over 700 Victims

The Man in the Background was Lying Inbetween These Corpses

A Prisoner Who Crawled Outside to Get Some Sun and Died

A Man Being Buried

Some of the Healthier Survivors

A Poem Written on the Wall Opposite the Furnace

The Furnace Where the Dead Were Burned

Civilians Carrying Out the Dead From the Barracks

Civilians Hauled Away the Remaining Dead

The Man Who Took These Photos, Bill Lowry


Source: The personal collecion of William Lowry. Used with permission from William Lowry’s nephew, Maynard Lowry.