Nazi Hel (1945) – P.W.D. SHAEF Mission Netherlands, assembled by Willem van de Pol

Posted by – January 19, 2012

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
An overview of the camp, an indescribable pile of filth where women have to bathe themselves.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
A corner in the “women hospital” where emaciated paupers, burning with fever stricken eyes, begged for salvation in death.

SLAVE LABOR CAMP near NORDHAUSEN.
One of the most horrifying documents of proof. A corner in the barracks where the liberators from the first US Army found starving workers of various nationalities; corpses and dying in an unbearable atmosphere.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
Two starved to death children in between big piles of corpses.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BUCHENWALDE.
Hollow, emaciated faces look up from a wooden rack, the residence of hundreds of slave laborers.
Too weak to move.

CONCENTRATION CAMP near LANGENSTEIN.
Sergeant Alfred G. Kettner op the 9th US Army, one of the liberators, speaks in the barracks with a prisoner that shows him what remained of his strong 85 kg. body.

POW-CAMP STALAG 11B near FALLINGBOSTEL.
British POW Buchanan from Glasgow suffering from malnutrition.

This American soldier was liberated from the POW-camp STALAG XXII-A. From his capture at the German offense in the Ardennes in December 1944 till his liberation in April 1945 he was fed a slice of bread, a cup of soup and some unpeeled potatoes per day.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
Throughout hunger, disease and utter exhaustion, even dying seems difficult.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
Life in the camp; in the background a wall of dead bodies.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
One from the thousands of starving children led out her last breath as the liberators entered the camp.

CONCENTRATION CAMP MATHAUSEN near LINZ (Austria).
As long as there was coal, corpses were burning in the crematorium.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
Himmler’s Hell. Mass grave Belsen.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
Female camp inhabitants undress the corpses. Their scarce possessions eagerly divided among the surviving.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
Hundreds exceeded outside the barracks: corpses, nothing but corpses, the restraints still on their wrists and ankles.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
Captured SS butchers forced with bayonets to load up the countless amount of corpses.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
“ES IST NICHT WAHR!”?….

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
Nazi culture! Thousands and thousands of corpses.

CONCENTRATION CAMP DACHAU.
Incredible, this image of repulsive inhumanity, seen at every spot in this camp.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BUCHENWALDE.
Emaciated corpses. Trucks full!

CONCENTRATION CAMP SCHWABMUENCHEN.
4000 slave laborers were burned alive by Nazi butchers during the approach of the 7th US Army. Those who attempted to escape the flames were shot.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
Liberators came…..brought new hope to tired eyes.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
Beaten blind…….

“They knew of nothing”……Citizens of Solingen were forced to see with their own eyes.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
SS Hauptsturmführer Josef Kramer, commandant and butcher of Belsen.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BERGEN-BELSEN.
From an official report: “The ferocious cruelty of these female SS prison guards exceeded that over their male colleagues’.

CONCENTRATION CAMP BUCHENWALDE.
Onwards to freedom!

“TRIUMPH IN DEATH.”
A well known heroine of the underground, married only for 14 says, was excecuted alongside her husband by Nazi butchers on the fortnight of the liberation of Deventer.
Thank you, Nana Rapeblossom, for this extraordinary Christmas present.

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