This was the third major story Picture Post published on the Holocaust, after the liberations of the camps in Italy and in Dora. The story concerned Wöbbelin concentration camp.
When Nordhausen concentration camp in Thuringia was liberated by the 104th US Infantry Division on April 12, 1945, the soldiers found horrific scenes. Over 3,000 corpses were scattered around the camp.
Six weeks after Mussolini’s downfall, in September 1943, the British 8th Army liberated an Italian internment camp in Ferramonti.
When this issue of Picture Post was printed in July 1940, WWII was well on its way, and not going well for Britain and her Allies. In late May, Belgium surrendered and Dunkirk was evaculated; one month later, France herself surrendered. The Battle of Britain had commenced and it seemed like the Nazi invasion of Britain itself was imminent.
From 1936 until the end of the Second World War, Hugo Jaeger worked as a personal photographer for Adolf Hitler and took color photos.
In 1960, justice finally caught up with one of the most notorious war criminals. Adolf Eichman was abducted by the Israeli secret agents in Argentina in a covert operation and subsequently taken to Israel, where he stood trial for crimes against humanity. Here is the story of how photography was used to identify him.