This pile of clothes belonged to prisoners of the Dachau concentration camp, recently liberated by troops of the U.S. Seventh Army. Slave laborers were compelled to strip before they were killed. Germany. 4/30/1945
"A smell of charred flesh stifles the breath. Unwittingly, I catch a glimpse of the mountains of clothing, shoes, bedding...The dense mass of people is pushed toward and jammed through a gate... Down this Alley, completely naked, they took their last walk-my dear wife and children, father, mother, brothers and sisters..." Quoted from testimony of the father of the two children pictured, Guta and Abus Strawczynski, who were murdered at Treblinka. The father survivied.