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The Anguish of Liberation and the Return to Life

The Anguish of Liberation
Yad Vashem Photo Archives, 4977/44
Jewish female survivors from Budapest – Fenig, Germany, April 1945

“Walking corpses” was how a US Army photographer described the group of 68 women from Budapest found by soldiers of the 3rd Battalion of the US Army in the Fenig camp, Germany. They had been starved and worked to death in a factory for aircraft parts. The women, several of them dying, were transferred to a German Air Force hospital for treatment.

This photograph was one of those distributed by the Allies for explanatory purposes.