April 4: The First Liberated Camp

The first Nazi concentration camp liberated by the U.S. military, Ohrdruf, was entered by the 4th Armored Division of the Army on this date in 1945. Ohrdruf had been established as a slave labor camp near Gotha, Germany only six months earlier, and days before its liberation the SS had evacuated most of its 11,000 […]

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