Two days after all internees were evacuated from Bergen-Belsen, the last hut was set alight by a British flame thrower and burned to the ground due to the thick presence of typhus and lice, 21 May 1945.
Post-liberation identification paper of former Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp prisoner Jacek Jablonski, issued by the US Army on 25 May 1945
A sign erected by the British at the site of the former Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp (the camp had been burned to the ground to control the spread of typhus), 29 May 1945.
Aerial photo of Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, circa May-Jun 1945
Crematorium, Stutthof Concentration Camp, 1945
Dachau survivor demonstrating the operation of the camp crematorium, May-Jun 1945
Former prisoners of the Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp shortly after liberation, Austria, Jun 1945
A Polish, a Latvian, and a Hungarian Jew, all rescued from Buchenwald Concentration Camp, boarded a plane for Palestine, 5 Jun 1945
Camp file of Jerzy Kazmirkiewicz, Polish political prisoner number 382 at Mauthausen-Gusen Concentration Camp, Austria
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