Hooks at the 'Strangling Room', called by the Nazis ‘Leichenkeller’ (corpse cellar), at the basement of the crematorium in Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany, where 1100 prisoners were garroted and hanged by the SS.
These are Buchenwald concentration camp guards who received a beating from the prisoners when the camp was liberated by the Americans. The picture was taken in April 1945, by the U.S. military photographer Elizabeth Miller.
Photographer Lewis Hine's caption: "February 1910. Addie Card,12 years old, anemic little spinner in North Pownal Cotton Mill, Vermont. Girls in mill say she is ten years. She admitted to me she was twelve; that she started during school vacation and would 'stay.'"
Prisoners at Buchenwald concentration camp. This picture shows living conditions were very bad in concentration camps since everyone was cramped together in rooms or stables. There was no heating or sanitation, and rats and rodents were everywhere, which lead to many epidermics. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/auconditions.html