American forces arrived at Buchenwald just after the Communist prisoners attacked and killed several guards.
On this episode of This Day In History, Tony and Armand tell us about the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. In 1945, American forces arrived in Weimar and liberated the concentration camp as prisoners hunted down SS soldiers attempting to escape. Stories from American soldiers included seeing human skin being used to make lampshades and prisoners forced to fertilize fields with human ashes. Plus, we learn of the deaths of Joseph Merrick (1890), and American novelist and playwright, Kurt Vonnegut (2007). Join us for this episode of This Day In History!
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