For me it is unfathomable to even imagine what the victims of the Holocaust had to endure. I don’t think I would have the strength to persevere and yet there were those who did. They did not give up hope and just kept going.
Below are just some pictures of those who despite everything looked evil in the eye and bravely fought for their lives.
Prisoners of the Dachau concentration camp cheer the approaching U.S. troops, April 1945.
Child survivors of the Auschwitz concentration camp soon after its liberation by Soviet forces in January 1945.
Polish prisoners of the Dachau concentration camp toast their U.S. liberators circa April/May 1945.
A Hungarian prisoner of the Dachau concentration camp not long after its liberation by U.S. troops in April 1945.
Malnourished forced laborers of the Buchenwald concentration camp near Jena, Germany soon after the arrival of liberating U.S. troops in April 1945.
Prisoners of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp cheerfully collect bread rations upon their liberation by British forces in April 1945.