Wednesday, Apr 11, 1945
Today, the American Third Army liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp, near Weimar, Germany. As American forces closed in on the Nazi concentration camp at Buchenwald, Gestapo headquarters at Weimar telephoned the camp administration to announce that it was sending explosives to blow up any evidence of the camp–including its inmates. But the camp administrators had already fled in fear of the Allies. A prisoner answered the phone and informed headquarters that explosives would not be needed, as the camp had already been blown up, which was not true. Now the full horror is revealed to the world.