Holocaust in Colour

Two prisoners of the Buchenwald concentration camp. 1945

Generally, I don’t care for colourized photographs, especially not those from the Holocaust. However, I did come across a few striking depictions of that dark era.

A former prisoner holds a human bone from a large pile of other bones from the Buchenwald concentration camp’s crematory. 1945.

An emaciated 18-year-old female Russian prisoner stares into the camera during the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp in 1945, her face hollow from hunger.

Above is a young woman whose face has scars and plasters because of a beating by the SS guards. But despite being unable to open her eyes fully from the swelling, she is photographed smiling two days after the British military entered the Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in April 1945.

After the liberation, SS guards are lined-up for execution by American troops at Dachau.




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