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Title Holocaust Victims at Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Catalog Number P2005.82.6
Accession number 2005.82
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Gelatin print of Holocaust Victims at Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
Date 1945/04/11-1945/04/18
Subjects World War II
United States Army
Concentration camps
European Theater of Operations
Dead persons
Capture & imprisonment
War crimes
Photographer Schettle, Alfred Leo
Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum
Collection Schettle
Catalog date 2006-05-18
Cataloged by Cross, Scott
Medium Photographic Paper
Notes 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.
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