Buchenwald was a German Nazi concentration camp established near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937, one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps on German soil. The camp was liberated on April 11, 1945 by the Allied troops. Here, a few of the haunting images.
5th June 1945: Jewish teenagers from Poland, Latvia and Hungary look out the window of a train while holding a flag bearing the Star of David, en route to Palestine after being released from the Buchenwald Concentration Camp. (Photo by US Army/Getty Images) Hollow-eyed, emaciated male prisoners, victims of Nazi genocide against Jews of Europe & others, gripping barbed wire fence in wonderment at their liberation by Amer. forces from the cruelties of Buchenwald concentration camp. (Photo by Margaret Bourke-White//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images) High-angle view of Polish prisoners in striped uniforms standing in rows before Nazi officers at the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Weimar, Germany, World War II, circa 1943. (Photo by Frederic Lewis/Getty Images) An emaciated former prisoner of the Buchenwald concentration camp drinks from a metal bowl shortly after the camp's liberation, Weimar, Germany, 1945. (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images) Concentration Camp Buchenwald, In the crematorium cellar mortuary, former prisoners demonstrate to a group of American GIs how inmates were hanged from hooks in the wall. 18th April1945. Germany. Photo by Ardean R. Miller. (Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images) April 1945: Weimar citizens, under military police escort, are forced to see for themselves the atrocities inside the concentration camp at Buchenwald. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) German civilians, who were escorted to Buchenwald concentration camp by the US military police to see something of the atrocities, are here faced with a camp prisoner as he was left hanging by the Germans. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) German civilians from Weimar are shown the horrors of the Nazi death camp at Buchenwald by American military police. Among the things they saw were blackened bones in the crematorium and the surviving emaciated inmates. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) Some of the thousands of wedding rings discovered by troops of the US 1st Army in a cave adjoining Buchenwald Concentration Camp near Weimar. The rings and other valuables were stolen from prisoners before they were executed or worked to death. (Photo by Roberts/Getty Images)