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Hitler at Nazi Party rally, Nuremberg, Germany, ca. 1928. Heinrich Hoffman Collection. (Foreign Records Seized )


Parade of SA troops past Hitler. Nuremberg, November 9, 1935. (National Archives Gift Collection)


Overview of the mass roll call of SA, SS, and NSKK troops. Nuremberg, November 9, 1935. (National Archives Gift Collection)


Grand review by political leaders on the searchlight-illuminated Zeppelin field in Nuremberg. September 1937. (Office of Alien Property)


Thousands of books smolder in a huge bonfire as Germans give the Nazi salute during the wave of book-burnings that spread throughout Germany. 1933.


Hitler accepts the ovation of the Reichstag after announcing the "peaceful" acquisition of Austria. It set the stage to annex the Czechoslovakian Sudetenland, largely inhabited by a German-speaking population. Berlin, March 1938. (OWI)


Hitler Youth Hour of Commemoration in front of the Town Hall in Tomaszow, Poland, May 11, 1941. Otto Rosner. (WWII War Crimes Records)


Starved prisoners, nearly dead from hunger, pose in concentration camp in Ebensee, Austria. The camp was reputedly used for "scientific" experiments. It was liberated by the 80th Division. May 7, 1945. Lt. A. E. Samuelson. (Army)


These are slave laborers in the Buchenwald concentration camp near Jena; many had died from malnutrition when U.S. troops of the 80th Division entered the camp. Germany, April 16, 1945. Pvt. H. Miller. (Army)


These Russian, Polish, and Dutch slave laborers interned at the Buchenwald concentration camp averaged 160 pounds each prior to entering camp 11 months ago. Their average weight in this photo is 70 pounds. Germany, April 16, 1945. Pvt. H. Miller. (Army)


A Russian slave laborer among prisoners liberated by 3rd Armored Division points out a former Nazi guard who brutally beat prisoners. Germany, April 14, 1945. Harold M. Roberts. (Army)


This victim of Nazi inhumanity still rests in the position in which he died, attempting to rise and escape his horrible death. He was one of 150 prisoners savagely burned to death by Nazi SS troops. Gardelegen, Germany. April 16, 1945. Sgt. E. R. Allen. (Army)


Some of the bodies being removed by German civilians for decent burial at Gusen Concentration Camp, Muhlhausen, near Linz, Austria. Men were worked in nearby stone quarries until too weak for more, then killed. May 12, 1945. Sam Gilbert. (Army)


A truckload of bodies of prisoners of the Nazis in the Buchenwald concentration camp at Weimar, Germany. The bodies were about to be disposed of by burning when the camp was captured by troops of the 3rd U.S. Army. April 14, 1945. Pfc. W. Chichersky. (Army)


Rows of bodies of dead inmates fill the yard of Lager Nordhausen, a Gestapo concentration camp. This photo shows less than half of the bodies of the several hundred inmates who died of starvation or were shot by Gestapo men. Germany, April 12, 1945. Myers. (Army)


Bones of anti-Nazi German women still are in the crematoriums in the German concentration camp at Weimar, Germany, taken by the 3rd U.S. Army. Prisoners of all nationalities were tortured and killed. April 14, 1945. Pfc. W. Chichersky. (Army)


A German girl is overcome as she walks past the exhumed bodies of some of the 800 slave workers murdered by SS guards at Namering, Germany, and laid here so that townspeople could view the work of their Nazi leaders. May 17, 1945. Cpl. Edward Belfer. (Army)


Heinrich Himmler inspects a prisoner-of-war camp in Russia. Ca. 1940-41. Heinrich Hoffman Collection. (Foreign Record Seized)


Jewish Rabbis. Copy of German photograph taken during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, Poland, 1943. (WWII War Crimes Records)


Copy of German photograph taken during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, Poland, 1943. (WWII War Crimes Records)


Jewish civilians. Copy of German photograph taken during the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, Poland, 1943. (WWII War Crimes Records)


German Gestapo agents arrested after the fall of Liege, Belgium, are herded together in a cell in the citadel of Liege. Ca. October 1944. La Franco. (Army)


Nuremberg Trials. Defendants in their dock; Goering, Hess, von Ribbentrop, and Keitel in front row, ca. 1945-46. (WWII War Crimes Records)


German Gen. Anton Dostler is tied to a stake before his execution by a firing squad in the Aversa stockade. The General was convicted and sentenced to death by an American military tribunal. Aversa, Italy. December 1, 1945. Blomgren. (Army)

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