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Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Nazi Concentration Camps, April 1945

Hell Before Their Very Eyes American Soldiers Liberate Nazi Concentration Camps April On April United States Army units from the th Infantry Division and the th Ard Division seized Ohrdruf the first of many Nazi concentration camps to be liberated in Germany In the weeks t

  • Title: Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate Nazi Concentration Camps, April 1945
  • Author: John C. McManus
  • ISBN: 9781421417653
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback
  • On April 4, 1945, United States Army units from the 89th Infantry Division and the 4th Ard Division seized Ohrdruf, the first of many Nazi concentration camps to be liberated in Germany In the weeks that followed, as camps were discovered, thousands of soldiers came face to face with the monstrous reality of Hitler s Germany.These men discovered the very depths oOn April 4, 1945, United States Army units from the 89th Infantry Division and the 4th Ard Division seized Ohrdruf, the first of many Nazi concentration camps to be liberated in Germany In the weeks that followed, as camps were discovered, thousands of soldiers came face to face with the monstrous reality of Hitler s Germany.These men discovered the very depths of human imposed cruelty and depravity railroad cars stacked with emaciated, lifeless bodies ovens full of incinerated human remains warehouses filled with stolen shoes, clothes, luggage, and even eyeglasses prison yards littered with implements of torture and dead bodies and perhaps most disturbing of all the half dead survivors of the camps For the American soldiers of all ranks who witnessed such powerful evidence of Nazi crimes, the experience was life altering Almost all were haunted for the rest of their lives by what they had seen, horrified that humans from ostensibly civilized societies were capable of such crimes.Military historian John C McManus sheds new light on this often overlooked aspect of the Holocaust Drawing on a rich blend of archival sources and thousands of firsthand accounts including unit journals, interviews, oral histories, memoirs, diaries, letters, and published recollections Hell Before Their Very Eyes focuses on the experiences of the soldiers who liberated Ohrdruf, Buchenwald, and Dachau and their determination to bear witness to this horrific history.

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    1. I purchased this book when the author spoke in St. Louis in July 2016. His presentation was interesting and hit on the highlights of the book. Over the weekend of Feb18-19, 2017, vandals knocked over headstones at the Chesed Shel Emeth cemetery in St. Louis, where I live. It was time to pull out the book and read it.I enjoyed the book and learned a lot about the 3 concentration camps which were highlighted: Orhdruf, Buchenwald, and Dachau. It's a very sobering reminder of what humans can do to e [...]

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