Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-498).
Preface -- Hell on Earth -- The last transport -- Darkness descends -- Lost in Germany -- The ash yards of Poland -- A child in Holland -- 'Hungary is Judenrein' -- Coming home -- A date with the cosmos -- A time to die -- The Bulge and beyond -- What the soldiers saw -- 'The Americans are here' -- 'I'll never forget today.' -- 'Now I know what I fought for.' -- 'For the sake of humanity' -- The medics -- The orphan -- Denial -- The mystery -- 'What do you want the world to be?' -- Epilogue.
Matthew Rozell reconstructs a lost chapter of the Holocaust -- the liberation of a 'death train' deep in the heart of Nazi Germany in the closing days of the World War II. Drawing on never-before published eye-witness accounts, survivor testimony, and wartime reports and letters, Rozell brings to life the true stories behind an iconic 1945 liberation photograph taken by the soldiers who were there.