Once Red Army units liberated Majdanek in July 1944, they came upon the pits filled with thousands of victims. Civilians from the nearby town of Lublin were brought into the camp to view the gruesome evidence of mass murder.
This footage is among the most famous scenes from the liberation of Auschwitz—a group of surviving children now under the care of nurses.
Bernhard Storch, a soldier in the Soviet Army during World War II, describes what he saw as he and his fellow soldiers liberated the Majdanek concentration camp in 1944.
Howard Cwick, an American soldier during World War II, recalls a confrontation with a US Army sergeant over antisemitic slurs directed toward a recently liberated concentration camp survivor.
The story of the rescuer Hiram Bingham in Marseille, France. Courtesy of Michael King Productions, LLC