A movie I watched recently posits that, when the main character’s batallion lliberated a concentration camp: 1) The Germans surrendered immediately; 2) The Americans weren’t particularly impressed with the Germans’ surrender and lined them up against the wall for summary execution.
What were the experiences of Allied soldiers liberating concentration camps? Did the Germans fight back? Did they surrender? Did any Allied batallions apply any “extra-judicial” punishment to the guards, as suggested in the movie?