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A soldier dips his hands into a crate full of rings confiscated from prisoners in Buchenwald and found by American troops in a cave adjoining the concentration camp. Original caption reads: "These are a few of the thousands of wedding rings the Germans removed from their victims in order to salvage the gold. U.S. First Army troops found these rings, with watches, precious stones, eyeglasses, and gold teeth fillings, in a cave adjoining the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany. 5/5/45."
Depicted place Buchenwald, [Thuringia] Germany
Date Taken on 5 May 1945
institution QS:P195,Q238990
Credit line courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park.
Source United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Photograph #80623

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