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Touching Stories From Both Survivors and Saviors of German Concentration Camps

1940s | April 15, 2016

Throughout the winter and spring of 1945, as Allied forces recaptured German territories from both the east and the west, the Nazis' horrifying secret began to unfold before their very eyes — millions of people had been imprisoned and killed in Nazi concentration camps.

These are the stories of the liberators and the survivors — when the day of freedom finally arrived. Through their stories, we are reminded that even in the very coldest depths of humanity, kindness and compassion can be found.

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