Captain Alois Liethen
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Captain Liethen was an intelligence officer who was at Ohrdruf to investigate the camp for the US military.

Captain Alois Liethen also believed the stories told by the survivors, for example, the allegation that prisoners at Ohrdruf were whipped for the slightest infraction of the rules, although in 1942, long before the Ohrdruf camp was in existence, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler had forbidden the SS men to strike the prisoners.

In the photo above, the man on the far right wearing a dark jacket is a Dutch survivor of the camp who served as a guide for the American generals on their visit. The second man from the right is Captain Alois Liethen, who is interpreting for General Bradley to his left and General Eisenhower in the center of the photo. The man to the left of General Eisenhower is Benjamin B. Ferencz, who is taking notes. On the far left is one of the survivors of Ohrdruf. Ohrdruf subcamp

The "Ritchie Boys" were US soldiers who were trained in intelligence work, psychological warfare, and enemy interrogation at Camp Ritchie, Maryland during World War II. Most of the 10,000 trainees were young Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany or Austria; they had come to America to escape persecution and Fascism, before the war began. They came alone, some as young as 15, leaving their families behind.
    The Jewish refugees were selected to be the interrogators of captured German POWs because of their language skills and their intimate knowledge of German culture and customs. They practiced first on German POWs that were brought to America after being captured in North Africa. After completing a rigorous training course at Camp Ritchie, they were sent to Europe in the summer of 1944, after the Normandy invasion.

The photo above shows General Dwight D. Eisenhower viewing the gallows at Ohrdruf.   The photo above shows General Dwight D. Eisenhower viewing the gallows at Ohrdruf. Standing to the left of the general, and partially hidden by a pole, is Captain Alois Liethen