Liberation of Buchenwald

Scan 50Today marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp located outside of Weimar, Germany.  On April 11th, 1945 at 3:15 PM, American soldiers took the camp.

In the summer of 1999, while studying in Germany, I had the opportunity to visit both Weimar and Buchenwald.  Although much of the original camp was destroyed, a portion of it still remains.  I’d like to share a few photos I took back then in the hopes that the terrible crimes against liberty and humanity committed there might never be repeated or forgotten.

 

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