(Photos courtesy of John Michael Chanslor)
It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.
U.S. soldiers survey a German concentration camp – A
He did this because he said in words to this effect: ‘Get it all on record now – get the films – get the witnesses – because somewhere down the track of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened’
U.S. soldiers survey a German concentration camp – B
‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing’
U.S. soldiers survey a German concentration camp – C
Now, more than ever, with many people claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.
U.S. soldiers survey a German concentration camp – DAll the photos above were taken in Germany by James Emison Chanslor, an Army Master Sergeant who served in World War II from 1942 until 1945.