|Title||Holocaust Victims at Buchenwald Concentration Camp|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Description||Gelatin print of Holocaust Victims at Buchenwald Concentration Camp.|
World War II
United States Army
European Theater of Operations
Capture & imprisonment
|Photographer||Schettle, Alfred Leo|
|Copyright||Oshkosh Public Museum|
|Cataloged by||Cross, Scott|
View of holocaust victims at Buchenwald Concentration Camp outside Weimar, Germany. The bodies of dead prisoners are seen lying in rows.
Buchenwald Concentration Camp was liberated by American forces on April 11, 1945. 20,000 prisoners were still present in the camp at the time. Approximately 56,000 prisoners died in the camp from forced labor, malnutrition, disease, and execution.
Alfred L. Schettle was born in Oshkosh, WI on June 27, 1923, the son of Ernest and Theresa Schettle. He was a member of Company E, 303rd Combat Engineer Battalion, 78th Infantry Division during World War II. He was present during the liberation of Buchenwald Concentration Camp on April 11, 1945 and took a series of photographs. Alfred died in Oshkosh on October 28, 2005.