HHRC Online: Document of Survivors of Buchenwald Concentration Camp

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site de rencontre des agriculteurs The HHRC recently received documents from the relatives of Captain Rodney T. Robertson, who was part of the 6th Armored Division that liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp. Captain Robertson’s papers include a report filed on April 16, 1945 – just five days after the liberation of the camp – reveals that there is a surviving population of 20,000 men, including 1,000 boys under the age 14. Although nearly a quarter of the survivors were listed as Russians, the survivors came from 12 different countries in total and included 1,207 listed as “Anti-Franco Spanish and Miscellaneous.” The report describes them as Intelligentsia and “leadership” personnel from all of Europe; anyone and everyone of outstanding intellectual or moral qualifications, or of “democratic” or anti-Nazi inclinations OR THEIR RELATIVES.

accédez à ces gars This and many other artifacts and original source documents are available for review through the HHRC. Contact associate director David Greenham (David.greenham@maine.edu) for more information.

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