On Wednesday, April 11, 1945, LIFE photographer Margaret Bourke-White was with U.S. General George Patton’s troops when they liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp. ¬†Forty-three thousand people had been murdered there. ¬†Patton was so outraged he ordered his men to march German civilians through the camp so they could see with their own eyes what their nation had wrought.

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