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May 15, 2017

Buchenwald concentration camp was liberated 72 years ago

Filed under: Buchenwald, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 9:07 am

The former Buchenwald camp is in today’s news: http://www.dw.com/en/minutes-silence-at-buchenwald-concentration-camp-marks-72-years-since-liberation/a-38384666

My photo of Buchenwald monument

I have a section about Buchenwald on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Buchenwald/Tour.html

The following quote is from the news article:

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The state of Thuringia’s culture minister, Benjamin-Immanuel Hoff, was among those who joined Tuesday’s commemorations. The minute’s silence at 3:15 p.m. (1315 UTC) marked the moment troops from the US army first entered the camp near Weimar on April 11, 1945.

There they found 21,000 survivors, including several hundred children and teenagers.

Between 1937 and 1945 the Nazis sent almost 280,000 people from all over Europe to Buchenwald and its 139 satellite camps.

At least 56,000 people died there. They were murdered, used in medical experiments or perished due to starvation or cold while being forced to work making weapons for Adolf Hitler’s war machine.

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My photo of the fence around the Buchenwald camp

You can read more about the Buchenwald camp on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Buchenwald/JedemDasSeine.html

You can read about Elie Wiesel and his claim of being a prisoner at Buchenwald on this blog post: https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/elie-wiesel-at-buchenwald-i-was-there-but-i-wasnt-there/

3 Comments »

  1. News article: “At least 56,000 people died there.”

    Your website reported 34,375 deaths at Buchenwald (https://www.scrapbookpages.com/Buchenwald/DeathStatistics.html), Furtherglory. What’s the source of their claim of over 56,000 deaths there ??? Did they just create 22,000 deaths out of thin air ?

    Comment by hermie — May 16, 2017 @ 3:37 am

  2. And now for the truth……

    http://www.ihr.org/jhr/v07/v07p405_Weber.html

    Snipit from article…..
    One striking indication that Buchenwald was not an “extermination” camp is the fact that some of the internees were children too young to work. An estimated one thousand boys, aged two to 16, were housed in two special children’s barracks. Train transports of Jewish children arrived from 1942 to 1945. Some arrived from Auschwitz in 1943. Other Jewish children came from Hungary and Poland. (18) The confidential U.S. Army report of April 24, 1945, noted the “most remarkable sight of the children” who “rush about, shrieking and playing.” (l9)

    And finally….
    Thirty years after the war, even famed “Nazi hunter” Simon Wiesenthal conceded that “there were no extermination camps on German soil.”

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — May 15, 2017 @ 9:57 am


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