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Life did not seamlessly return to normal following liberation. Survivors Rabbi Fabian Schonfeld, Hannah Horon, Ethel Katz, Hannah Deutsch, Cynthia Zalisky, Steve Berger, and Hanne Liebmann realized the total extent of Nazi brutality, struggled to live within hometowns that were still antisemitic, and face a world that ignored the truths of the Holocaust. Click here to watch.

Above image: American soldiers march into Buchenwald upon the liberation of the camp. Photo credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Virginia Longest