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Smoke rising from the chimney of the crematorium. Operation T-4 targeted mostly adult patients. By the end of World War II, an estimated 200,000 adults were murdered in various “euthanasia” programs. Verein Scholoss Hartheim, Alkoven, Austria. Photo by Wolfgang Schuhmann; Diakonie-Kork Epilepsiezentrum, Kehl-Kork, Germany. From "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race." USHMM.

Smoke rising from the chimney of the crematorium.

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Louis Zamperini - Olympic athlete, World War II hero and all-around good guy. On the right: Pete Zamperini

Werner Heyde, Nazi Psychiatrist, was one of the main organizers of Nazi Germany's T-4 Euthanasia Program.  On November 11, 1959 Heyde surrendered to police in Frankfurt after 13 years as a fugitive. On February 13, 1964, five days before his trial was to start, Dr. Heyde hanged himself at the prison in Butzbach, Germany.

Werner Heyde, Nazi Psychiatrist, was one of the main organizers of Nazi…

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A peephole in the door of the gas chamber, through which guards and V.s could enjoy watching the death agonies of their helpless, defenseless victims.

Mauthausen, Austria, German prisoners burying bodies, after the liberation. German prisoners burying bodies in mass graves under the supervision of American soldiers.

Mauthausen, Austria, German prisoners burying bodies, after the liberation. German prisoners burying bodies in mass graves under the supervision of American soldiers. The Holocaust did happen.

A skeletal-looking prisoners stands in front of one of the concentration camp buildings. Ohrdruf concentration camp in Germany was the first that the Americans found

Harrowing photographs of the liberation of Nazi concentration camp inspire grandson of the soldier who took them to make Holocaust film

A skeletal-looking prisoners stands in front of one of the concentration camp buildings. Ohrdruf concentration camp in Germany was the first that the Americans found

Brick barracks of the BI sector - for most of the time this was the women's camp of Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

Brick barracks of the BI sector - for most of the time this was the women's camp of Auschwitz II-Birkenau.

stairs-of-death-todesstiege-the-186-steps-at-mauthausen The Mauthausen concentration camp was located on a leveled hilltop along the Danube river in Austria, which was part of the Greater German Reich at that time. At the edge of the camp was a granite quarry that was owned by the city of Vienna (Wien). Granite from this quarry had been used for years to pave the streets of Vienna.

Stairs of Death (Todesstiege) — the 186 steps at Mauthausen

Mauthausen Concentration Camp Quarry and the Stairs of Death

On 10 September 1942, five weeks after having been torn from his mother’s arms, two year old Richard was sent alone from Drancy to Auschwitz, on a wagon full of strangers. His parents had already been murdered in Auschwitz. Photos and documents describing what happened to each member of his extended family can be found here.

On 10 September 1942, five weeks after having been torn from his mother’s arms, two year old Richard was sent alone from Drancy to Auschwitz, on a wagon full of strangers. His parents had already been murdered in Auschwitz. Photos and documents describing what happened to each member of his extended family can be found here.

Arrow Cross Party members execute Jews along the banks of the Danube River. Budapest, Hungary, 1944.

Arrow Cross Party members execute Jews along the banks of the Danube River. Budapest, Hungary, — National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md.

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jewish prayer shawls which belonged to people deported to auschwitz ...

jewish prayer shawls which belonged to people deported to auschwitz . The German people will bear the weight of this guilt for all eternity.

Dachau remembered - 80 years later

Dachau remembered - 80 years later

A large pile of victims' shoes piled up outside barracks in the Dachau concentration camp, May To learn more about what happened at Dachau, visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's website or the.

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