Below are photographs of an article entitled "Are Germans Human?" which appeared in the July 1945 edition of Woman's Home Companion magazine, published by the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company of Park Avenue, New York City. The article was written by American war-correspondent Patricia Lochridge after her trip to the Bavarian town of Dachau, and its sensationalised concentration camp.
I originally wanted to track down this article due to its title, and Lochridge certainly had nothing but contempt for the Germans—even the children—she meet in Dachau, but what is really startling about her description of the Nazi horror camp, is the conspicuous absence of any mention of the gas chamber.
Lochridge writes in the article of being escorted around the town of Dachau by an "interpretor sergeant", and meeting several Germans. She states: "The Americans liberated the camp three days earlier ...". Dachau was surrendered to the U.S. Army on April 29, 1945, meaning Lochridge likely toured the Dachau camp and town on May 2, 1945.
On May 15, 1945, a report on Dachau, in which the gas chamber featured, was presented to the U.S. Congress.