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Survivors return to Nazi camp.

Survivors of a Nazi death camp gathered together yesterday to mark 70 years since they were freed.

More than 20,000 prisoners were liberated from Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar in Germany by US forces in April 1945.

Returning to the site for the first time, German Jew Henry Oster, 86, said: "When someone asks how Buchenwald was, you immediately see dead bodies. This is in your memory forever."

Around 250,000 prisoners were held at Buchenwald from July 1937 to April 1945. Of those, 56,000 were killed, including people dubbed "asocial" by the Nazis and about 11,000 Jews.

Henry was taken to BuchenwaldfromAuschwitz in January 1945 on a "death march" by the Nazis.

His mother was gassed and his father starved to death at Auschwitz.

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Date:Apr 12, 2015
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