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Buchenwald, Germany: Dead Prisoners
1945, 30 April
Gelatin silver print
Lee Miller Archive
Images of concentration camp victims, made by Miller and reproduced in Life, provided conclusive evidence that Germany had engaged in the extermination of Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and other so-called undesirables who they demonized as unalterably dangerous, evil, and unredeemable.
See Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996).