A lot of stories about Hitler over the weekend. The Guardian retells the story of the discovery of Buchenwald on this day in 1945.
Some 60,000 to 75,000 opponents of Hitlerism have perished at Buchenwald. Here, over these acres of suffering and misery enclosed by electrically charged fencing, is the stark gruesome reality of Fascism, with cells, a crematorium – in the ovens of which still lay charred skeletons and piles of ashes – a gallows, an experimental laboratory and a cellar store in which normally 500 bodies awaited transfer to the busy crematorium.
Hangings were carried out in a cellar from which an electric lift carried the bodies to the incinerators above.
A stark reminder to those considering supporting Fascist parties.