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Portraits of Nazi concentration camp survivors revisiting Buchenwald [6 pics]

Apr 16, 2013 By Abraham

Last week, survivors of Buchenwald concentration camp gathered at its former site to celebrate the anniversary of its liberation on April 11, 1945. Over the 8 years it was in operation, the camp held about 250,000 people, nearly a quarter of whom died.

Photographer Lisi Niesner was able to take a few poignant pictures of some of this year’s visitors…

Petro Mischtschuk, 87, Ukrainian

Victor Karpus, 88, Ukrainian

Eva Pusztai, 88, Hungarian

Jakob Silberstein, 89, Polish

Elling Kvamme, 94, Norwegian

Vasile Nussbaum, 83, Romanian

(via NBC)


  1. David says:

    Oh, the memories these people must have. What different lives they have lived than almost all of the rest of us — at least for a heartbreaking period in the 1930’s or 40’s. And with scars the rest of their lives.
    I wonder what kind of outlook they have on life now. What do they think of God, what do they think of humanity? Have they been happy, do they trust people? I see at least two of them are smiling for the camera.

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