The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Edward R. Murrow

Reflections from Buchenwald on liberation day

"Dr. Heller, the Czech, asked if I would care to see the crematorium. He said it wouldn't be very interesting, because the Germans had run out of coke some days ago and had taken to dumping the bodies into a great hole nearby.


But the manner of death seemed seemed unimportant. Murder had been done at Buchenwald. God knows how many men and boys had died there during the last twelve years. Thursday, I was told that there were more than twenty thousand in the camp. There had been as many as sixty thousand. Where are they now?"

from Edward R. Murrow's CBC broadcast describing conditions at Buchenwald on the day of liberation, April 10, 1945.

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