On this day: April 11

POSTED: 01:27 PM PDT Apr 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Apr 10, 2016 

Napoleon abdicates, Bob Dylan makes his professional debut, the Apple I is created, Idi Amin is deposed, and Halley's Comet does a cosmic drive-by of the Earth, all on this day.

OTD April 11 - Buchenwald concentration camp
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National Archives and Records Administration

1945: American forces liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany, during World War II. The camp was one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps on German soil. Between April 1938 and April 1945, some 238,380 people of various nationalities were incarcerated in Buchenwald, with one estimate placing the number of deaths at 56,000.


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