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Nazi death camp revealed in 1945...

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April 20, 1945

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, April 20, 1945 

* Buchenwald Nazi death camp
* Horrors being revealed for 1st time
* World War II - WWII Germany

This 40 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 3 that include: "DESPAIR BLANKETS BUCHENWALD CAMP", "Horror Lingers In Hunger, Thirst and Death Even After Liberation From SS", "Many of Atrocities Committed by Germans Are Declared Too Horrible to Report" and more. This tells of the horrors that were happening in the Buchenwald Nazi death camp.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout with much on World War II. Minor margin wear, otherwise in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Buchenwald concentration camp was a Nazi concentration camp established on the Ettersberg (Etter Mountain) near Weimar, Thuringia, Germany, in July 1937, and one of the largest and first camps on German soil.

Camp prisoners worked primarily as forced labour in local armament factories. Inmates were Jews, Poles, political prisoners, Roma and Sinti, Jehovah's Witnesses, religious prisoners, criminals, homosexuals, and prisoners of war (POWs).[1] Up to 1942 the majority of the political prisoners consisted of communists and Anarchists; later the proportion of other political prisoners increased considerably. Among the prisoners were also writers, doctors, artists, former nobility, and princesses. They came from countries as varied as Russia, Poland, France, Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Latvia, Italy, Romania and Spain (some Second Spanish Republic exiles). Most of the political prisoners from the occupied countries were members of the resistance.

From 1945 to 1950, the camp was used by the Soviet occupation authorities as the NKVD special camp number 2.

Category: World War II

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