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caption: This is a room in the Flossenberg Concentration Camp in Germany, where prisoners, upon arriving at the camp, were disinfected. Any who later complained of lice were brought back and left there over night; they were then given their clothes and sent back to their barracks. 800 German S.S. troops supervised this camp which was opened in 1939. Since that time, according to records found in the camp, 54,890 men and over 10,000 women were held prisoner here. In the 14 months period preceding 20 April, 1945, 14,000 inmates died from exhaustion, under-nourishment, mistreatment and various diseases. The prisoners worked in stone quarries and a nearby Messerschmidt Airplane Facotry. On 20 April, 1945, 15,000 inmates, including children and elderly people were marched away. Those that could not keep up the march were killed. About 2,000 were left in the camp when U.S. troops arrived. Among those reported to have been in the camp where Kurt Von Schuschnig, former Chancellor of Austria; Leopold, King of Belgium, Prince Albrecht of Austria, and Hjalmar Schacht, Reich Minister of Finance.