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Buchenwald Concentration Camp

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Title

Buchenwald Concentration Camp

Subject

World War II
Standards of Learning USII.7

Description

Constructed in 1937, Buchenwald Concentration Camp was one of the largest concentration camps in Germany. The prisoner population was only male until about 1943. Most of the prisoners were political prisoners, Jehovah's Witnesses, German military deserters, Roma and Sinti (Gypsies), and prisoners-of-war (POWs). Approximately a quarter million people were imprisoned in Buchenwald between July 1937 and April 1945; it is estimated that 56,000 male prisoners, of which 11,000 were Jewish, were murdered in the Buchenwald camp system. This photo of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp is one of several donated to the Louisa County Historical Society by a Louisa veteran whose Army unit arrived just days after the liberation (April 11, 1945)  Addition photos are housed in the LCHS archives and are deemed too graphic for inclusion here. 

To learn more about Buchenwald, visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) website focused on Buchenwald: http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005198

To learn more about the Holocaust, visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) website: http://www.ushmm.org

Creator

Source

Louisa County Historical Society Archives

Date

1945

Rights

LCHS Copyright Policy

Type

Image

Identifier

054_2010_06_318

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Online Submission

No