Auction 101

Lot 94:


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Allied Forces printed publication, in German, titled ‘Deutsche Konzentrations- und Gefangenenlager Was die amerikanischen und britischen Armeen vorfanden, April 1945’ (German Concentration and Prison Camps What the American and British Armies found, April 1945). ‘This is a collection of documents. It bears witness to the treatment of people in Dachau, Buchenwald, Belsen, and other camps in Germany, as ordered and put into practice by German government agencies.’ An immediate post-war publication containing dozens of photographs from Dachau and Buchenwald upon liberation. Includes the famous and controversial photo of Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel in Buchenwald, presents photographs of victims of the gas chambers and atrocities, surviving inmates, including an interned American soldier, The aim of these photobooks was to show the German population the horror of the death camps in Germany. 32 pages, 9.5 x 13.25 inches. Very rare.