American Troops and Survivors look at Sign on Building


A Chicago native, Jack Levine served in the U.S. Army during World War II. As a member of the 6th  Armored Division, he was one of the first soldiers to enter the camp and is seen here, along with two other U.S. soldiers and a former prisoner at Buchenwald. The sign, painted by prisoners on a barracks building, welcomed the American liberators.

Courtesy of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Survivor and American troops look at sign on building, welcoming American liberators.