Foreign News: Erla

At the Erla Camp, the SS guards prepared to massacre the prisoners as the U.S. Army approached. The prisoners knew what was coming, but most of them were too weak to try to escape, though a Czech, prisoner had short-circuited the electric fence. From Erla, TIME Correspondent Bill Walton reported the atrocity as pieced together 'from the stories of the few survivors:

All day Tuesday the SS guards made their preparations. All day the prisoners moved weakly around their barracks or stretched restlessly in the hot April sunshine in the narrow gravel yard around their barracks. Among themselves they discussed all the...

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