This picture was taken after the Death Camp Majdanek was liberated in July 1944.The Majdanek extermination camp in Lublin was liberated by Soviet troops on July 23, 1944; it was the first of many Nazi concentration camps to be liberated by the Allies.
In the foreground of the picture you can see a few dozen of empty cans. These cans had all contained Zyklon B.
Zykon B was the cyanide-based pesticide used to gas victims in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek, and other death camps.
When you look at the amount of empty cans you only get a slight indication of the scale of the industrialized murder. The death toll in Majdanek was up to 150,000 of which 60,000 Jews, most of them known by name.
The 2 soldiers in the picture are soviet soldiers who are inspecting the ovens which were used to burn the bodies.
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