What a way to be reunited. Here you can see Soviet soldiers as they pose with British and Australian soldiers who they liberated from a German camp. The liberated POWs had been held at a camp in Klein-Wittenberg. Many would have been used as forced labourers at Arado Flugzeuwerke, which was also known as the Arado Aircraft Factory, producing aircraft components for the Luftwaffe. The looks on their faces — the mixture of joy and relief — is so powerful, as you can see the range of ways that such overwhelming feelings can manifest. Different people, different emotions, but all of the liberated POWs share the same core of new-found freedom.

Liberated POWs

Near Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

30 April 1945.

Credit: Anti-Worlds