Photos: Germans Confront Nazi AtrocitiesClick on a thumbnail image to view the full photograph.
SS officer Eichelsdoerfer stands among the bodies of prisoners killed at the Kaufering IV concentration camp, April 1945. Eichelsdoerfer was the commandant of the camp. A German girl is overcome as she walks past the exhumed bodies of some of the 800 slave workers murdered by the SS guards near Namering, Germany, and displayed here so that townspeople could view the work of their Nazi leaders. American soldiers of the U.S. 7th Army force boys, believed to be Hitler Youth, to examine boxcars at Dachau containing the bodies of prisoners who had starved to death, April 30, 1945. German civilians are forced to view a wagon loaded with the corpses of Buchenwald prisoners, April 16, 1945. Austrian civilians are forced to dig mass graves for the corpses found in Gusen, early May, 1945. German civilians from the town of Nordhausen dig mass graves for the dead prisoners from the Nordhausen concentration camp, April 14, 1945. On orders from the U.S. Army, Austrian citizens remove corpses from the "Russian camp" section of Mauthausen for burial in a mass grave, May, 1945. German civilians from nearby Weimar are forced by American soldiers to see the remains of prisoners in the crematorium ovens of Buchenwald during their tour of the concentration camp, April 16, 1945. Under the direction of an American soldier, German civilians from Gardelegen carry wooden crosses to the site where they were ordered to bury the bodies of concentration camp prisoners killed by the SS in a barn just outside the town. German civilians from the town of Nordhausen bury the corpses of prisoners found in the Nordhausen concentration camp in mass graves.
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