Return to Europe

These photographs were taken during the 50th year after the liberation of former killing centres and concentration camp. On this occasion Peter Kleinmann returned to Europe to commemorate these events.


This letter from Peter Heigl refers to Peter and the possibility of him returning to Flossenbürg on 23 April 1995.

Peter did return to Flossenbürg for a trip to the commemorative events of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the Flossenbürg concentration camp where, 50 years ago on 23 April 1945, he was freed from Nazi oppression.


Young people from Flossenbürg listened as Peter gave witness to their past.


This news kiosk on the main road in the village of Flossenbürg was a former SS guard post.


Peter Kleinmann spoke to a 60-year resident of Flossenbürg who described the former concentration camp as a “recreation camp.”


This wall is a monument in memory of the more than one million Jewish children murdered by the Nazis. It is located in the Jewish cemetery in Warsaw. This cemetery is effectively one of the largest centres of Jewish documentation in Europe since some 250,000 Jews were buried there before 1939.