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Mauthausen Liberated May 5, 1945

Survivors and American liberators gathered on a camp street after the liberation of Mauthausen.

Survivors eagerly pull down the Nazi eagle over entrance to the Mauthausen concentration camp.

Women and children survivors in Mauthausen speak to an American liberator through a barbed wire fence.

Inspecting the quarry in Mauthausen after liberation.

A Soviet honor guard stands before the "Todesstiege" (The Stairs of Death) in the Mauthausen concentration camp. Nazis forced prisoners to repeatedly carry heavy granite blocks up these stairs until they died or were murdered if they failed.

Survivors in Mauthausen open one of the crematoria ovens for American troops who are inspecting the camp.

(Photo credits: from top, Albert Abramson Collection, National Archives, Col. Robert Seibel Collection, Mauthausen Museum Archives, National Archives, Arnold Bauer Barach Collection, all courtesy of USHMM Photo Archives)

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