J255 US ARMY POSTER/NEWS MAP 22 MAY, 1945

$375.00

Anon, 23×17.5“, May 22, 1945

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Description

A rare item showing the U.S. Army the atrocities of the Nazis with dead and dying men inside concentration camps. Photographed by the U.S. Signal Corps. On the other side is a news map announcing what was already known, victory in Europe, with a target on Tokyo. At this time, very few people knew about the existence of the Bomb and the assumption was that the U.S. Marines and Army would attack the Island of Japan with possible losses of up to 2 million men. This is a rare early example of American discovery and acknowledgement of the Holocaust. Quite scarce. (Jewish /Camps /Third Reich) Machine folds as printed. Otherwise, overall near mint.