April 11 1945 – The United States Army Liberates Buchenwald Concentration Camp

April 11 1945 – The United States Army Liberates Buchenwald Concentration CampRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons While chasing Nazi units in full retreat through central Germany, the United States came across a grisly discovery on April 11, 1945: Buchenwald. The concentration camp, a sprawling site carved into the forests five miles outside the town of Weimar, was one of the largest and oldest labor prisons under German control. As the horrors of Adolf Hitler’s “Final Solution” came to light after World War II, Buchenwald would be revealed to be among the worst locations in all of Nazi Germany. For centuries, the Weimar region served as a cultural center […]