Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps

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Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps

1945

1944

British forces liberated concentration camps in northern Germany, including Neuengamme and Bergen-Belsen.Some 60,000 prisoners, most in critical condition because of a typhus epidemic, were found alive.

1945

1944

1945

1945

Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps

The first liberation of nazi concentration camps as Soviet troops approach.

July

Summer

January

The Soviets liberated Auschwitz, the largest killing center and concentration camp.

After the Soviets liberated Auschwitz they discovered, hundreds of thousands of men's suits, more than 800,000 women's outfits, and more than 14,000 pounds of human hair.

American forces liberated more than 20,000 prisoners at Buchenwald.

April 11

The small percentage of inmates who survived resembled skeletons because of the demands of forced labor and the lack of food, compounded by months and years of maltreatment. Many were so weak that they could hardly move.

April

US forces liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany, on April 11, 1945, a few days after the Nazis began evacuating the camp.

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The Soviets also overran the sites of the Belzec, Sobibor, and Treblinka killing centers. The Germans had dismantled these camps in 1943, after most of the Jews of Poland had already been killed.

The Soviets liberated additional camps in the Baltic states and in Poland.

June 5

1945

Germany finally admitted defeat by signing the Declaration Regarding the Defeat of Germany and the Assumption of Supreme Authority by Allied Powers.

Conclusion: The Nazis liberated concentration camps in an attempt to hide the Jews they had deported. This is importnant because it caused chaos among the Nazis as their enemies approached. Although many Jews lost their lives during liberation, many were also saved because of Allied troops coming in and closing down camps. Liberation was the beginning of the end of WWII.


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