The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Nordhausen: Liberation


Books about Nordhausen:
How did they die?
Film courtesy the United States Department of Justice
The IHR says:

"Mainly from recurring typhus epidemics that ravaged war-torn Europe during the period. Also from starvation and lack of medical attention toward the end of the war when virtually all road and rail transportation had been bombed out by the Allies. "

Nizkor says:

When the Allies reached the Nazi death camps in Germany, they found the SS personnel well-fed and well-dressed, and the local population was often not undergoing serious hardship, relatively speaking... This is clearly attested to in the film footage of the liberation of the camps, where one can see the people in the nearby towns and villages, which the American soldiers brought over to the camps so they can witness what happened. None of them are starved.


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