(28) pp. report on five concentration camps (Buchenwald, Bergen-Belsen, Gardelegen, Nordhausen, and Ohrdruf) at the time of their discovery and liberation by British and American forces in the first two weeks of April 1945, with detailed descriptions of the camps, survivors, and preliminary body counts, profusely illustrated with reproductions of photographs taken by Allied troops and journalists depicting atrocities at the camps including mass graves, half-burnt pyres built by Nazi soldiers as they fled, the bodies of murdered men, women, and children, images of survivors receiving aid, and visits by US commanders incl. Generals Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton. Offset on newsprint, minor soiling, edge- and cornerwear from use, light center crease. 4to. Orig. stapled self-wrpps., spine slightly rubbed, minor soiling to front cover, a few small chips, as to be expected. N.p. (Amerikanischen Kriegsinformationsamt) 1945.
Scarce booklet printed by the US Office of War Information in Germany on behalf of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces to present German civilians with visual evidence of Nazi crimes. As stated in the introductory text, the aim was not a complete presentation of the facts -- at the time of printing new camps were yet to be liberated or inventoried, or, like Auschwitz, were being liberated by the Soviets -- but to communicate photographically what could not adequately be described in words. A few familiar photos, such as those by Margaret Bourke-White are complimented by numerous lesser known images. Scarce institutionally. Book ID: 47871