Series 3: Camps & Liberation

Photographs are taken of the liberation of camps near Ebensee, Nurnberg, and Geisenhausen of political prisoners, grave sites, Russian slave laborers, and the burial of Leŭ Manievič (Lev Yefimovich Manevich) in April and May of 1945. Includes Agfa-Brovira and Agfa-Lupex watermarks.

Subseries 1: Ebensee

Subseries 1 shows Ebensee, a market town in the Traunviertel region of Upper Austria, located within the Salzkammergut Mountains at the southern end of the Traunsee. American troops of the US 80th Infantry Division liberated the concentration camp of Ebensee on May 6, 1945. This subseries also includes photographs depicting the burial of Leŭ Manievič (Lev Yefimovich Manevich). Includes Agfa-Brovira and Agfa-Lupex watermarks.

WARNING: The following photographs include graphic imagery.

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Emaciated man laid on his side on a stretcher. Agfa-Brovira water mark on back. Size: 2.5 x 4 inches.

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Emaciated man laying with hands across his chest, under a blanket. Agfa-Brovira water mark on back. Size: 2.5 x 4 inches.

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Emaciated person picking up an unknown item off the ground. A wooden building and tall fence are present in the background. Wooded mountains can be seen in the background. Agfa-Brovira water mark on back. Size: 2.5 x 4 inches.

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Several emaciated people standing and squatting amongst piles of dirt. Digging tools can be seen in the front right corner. Agfa-Brovira water mark on back. Size: 2.5 x 4 inches.

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Group photo of 14 emaciated, naked men. Some are holding what appear to be clothes. Agfa-Brovira water mark on back. Size: 2.5 x 3.75 inches.

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Emaciated man with shirt on standing on bare ground. Agfa-Brovira water mark on back. Size: 2.5 x 4 inches.

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Large group of emaciated men walking in lines along a road, with several American troops watching them. Trees, electric poles, and mountains visible in the background. Backside: Agfa-Brovira watermark. Slight foxing. Slight wear along edges. Size: 2.75 x 4 inches.

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Group of prisoners looking at the camera in the foreground. Other prisoners and American troops can be seen in the background. A large brick arch is present in the foreground. A sign stating “Wir grussen unsere Befrerer” [We Welcome our Liberators] can be seen faintly in the background. Agfa-Brovira watermark on back. Size: 2.75 x 4 inches.

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Sign stating the following “Nicht Efle Wurmer Soll’n Einft von meinem Leichnam hajr’n! Die reine flamme soll mich einft verzehr’n. Ich liebte stets die Warme und dos Licht Drum verbrennt mich und begrabt mich nicht.” [No loathesome worms should feast on my body. [Instead] the pure flames should consume it. I always loved the warmth and light, and for that reason you should not bury but cremate me.]” Translated from Holocaust Memorial Museum Website. Accession Number: 1993.24.1

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James Kuykdendall reclining on the fresh grave of Leŭ Manievič (Lev Yefimovich Manevich) . Other grave can be seen on the edge of the photo. Backside: “68” handwritten. Agfa-Lupex watermark. Size: 2 x 2 inches.

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Soldier, Jim Clark, sitting and leaning on the fresh grave of Leŭ Manievič (Lev Yefimovich Manevich). Backside: “68” handwritten. Agfa-Lupex watermark. Size: 2 x 2 inches.

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Picture taken from a balcony or window looking down towards a street. A large truck is present, with its bed filled with both men and women, who appear to be civilians. Backside: “D.P.s (slave laborers) going home / Ebensee May 45” typed. Slight foxing. Size: 2 x 2 inches.

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Picture taken from a balcony or window looking down towards a street. Several large trucks are present, with its bed filled with both men and women, who appear to be civilians. Backside: “D.P.s going home / Ebensee May 45” typed. Slight foxing. Size: 2 x 2 inches.

Subseries 2: Nurnberg (Nuremburg)

Subseries 2 located in the German state of Bavaria, this subseries features photographs taken at Nurnberg (Nuremburg) of massacred Russian slave laborers in May of 1945.

WARNING: The following photographs include graphic imagery.

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Corpses of Russian slave laborers laid out in field with wooden blocks over them near Nurnberg. Deckled edges. Backside: “Russians near Nurnberg” typed. Size 2 x 2.5 inches.

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Group of Russian men digging graves and sitting in field. Sparse field and landscape in background. Deckled edges. Backside: “Russians digging graves for more Russians. Nurnberg. May 45” typed. Size 2 x 2.5 inches.

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Corpse of Russian slave laborer laying in bed of truck. Other corpses appear in background of enclosed truck. Deckled edges. Backside: “Russian slave laborors / Nurnberg May 45” typed. Size 2 x 2.5 inches.

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Blurry photography of Nurnberg Stadium with two people partway up, one person is standing and waving. Backside: “May 45 Nurnberg / Nurnberg Stadium” typed. “005” printed upside down. 2.5 x 2.5 inches.

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Corpse of Russian slave laborer on ground with blanket covering body, head and feet visible. Deckled edges. Backside: “Russian slave laborors / Nurnberg May 45” typed. 2 x 2.5 inches

Subseries 3: Geisenhausen

Subseries 3 shows political prisoners in the Bavarian town of Geisenhausen (misspelled on the back of photo as “Giesenhausen”), Germany in April and May of 1945.

WARNING: The following photographs include graphic imagery.

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Political prisoner laying on floor being dusted with DDT in Geisenhausen. Person standing above. Table appears in background but other details are unclear. Backside: “Political prisoner being dusted with DDT” typed. “005” mark printed upside down. Size: 2.25 x 2.25 inches.

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Group of political prisoners standing outside of a what look likes a farmhouse or other building. Ambulance is in the background as well as hay in Geisenhausen. Backside: “April 45 Giesenhausen / Political prisoners” typed. “005” mark printed upside down. Size 2.25 x 2.25 inches.

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Group of German officers what appears to be going through belongings outside of a barn area in Geisenhausen. Backside: “May 45 Giesenhausen “Kraut” officers” typed. “005” printed upside down. Size 2.25 x 2.25.