Citizens of Ludwigslust, Germany made aware of the atrocities at a nearby concentration camp, May 1945

Caption   Citizens of Ludwigslust, Germany made aware of the atrocities at a nearby concentration camp, May 1945 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 25 Dec 2011

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Anonymous says:
10 May 2014 11:09:50 PM

Thank you for preserving the facts which are true for future generations so the Holocaust can not be denied In this picture the Germans are not really looking at the atrocity except the first one.
2. Anonymous says:
11 May 2014 06:24:01 AM

They knew what was occurring. The Germans were indoctrinated for years to hate the Jew as well as Gypsies, Homosexuals, Lesbians, Slavs, etc (my apologies to their families). They are acting shocked to save their asses!
3. Anonymous says:
11 May 2014 10:07:00 PM

They knew and revelled in it. No other odor is like that of human decompensation and burning. It travels on the air for miles. THEY KNEW !
4. Anonymous says:
25 May 2014 11:05:26 AM

This weekend of memorials, I am remembering my dad who tried to help liberate those enslaved at this work camp ( first picture shone), in Ludwigslust Germany. My dad kept these horrors he endured, inside until the last years of his life. When he graced us with his presence at our home the last three years of his life, he opened up and shared his past with us, forever altering who we are. PLEASE VETS, the sooner you can share, the more years of peace you and your loved ones will have !!!!! We none vets respect you and your efforts TREMENDOUSLY, and will salute you until our last day on earth!!

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