After Liberation: Buchenwald, Spring 1945
Tensions arose almost immediately in Buchenwald between liberators and liberated.
“You Couldn’t Grasp It All”: American Forces Enter Buchenwald
American personnel faced a humanitarian catastrophe when they liberated Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
Liberator Sgt. Thomas Sweeney, 71st Infantry Division
Sgt. Thomas Sweeney, 71st Infantry Division, was one of the many American medics and liberators who found themselves woefully underprepared in rendering aid to survivors of Nazi atrocities. At the Gunskirchen Concentration Camp in May 1945, they found thousands of individuals barely clinging to life.
The Liberation of Majdanek
The Red Army's liberation of Majdanek in July 1944 was one of the most significant moments in the history of World War II and the Holocaust.
Best of WWII Public Programs: Liberation-Europe
A look back at some of our best past programs covering the Liberation of concentration camps.
Where Murder Was a Way of Life: The Mauthausen Concentration Camp
Mauthausen, one of the worst of the Nazi concentration camps, was liberated by the American 11th Armored Division on May 5, 1945.
What We Fought Against: Ohrdruf
On April 4, 1945, the US 4th Armored Division and 89th Infantry Division of the Third US Army came face to face with the horrors of Nazi brutality. The men discovered Ohrdruf, a Nazi labor camp and a subcamp of the Buchenwald system.