45th Thunderbird Infantry Divison

The Liberation of Dachau in 45th Divison News

This edition of the 45h Infantry Division News was published on May 13, 1945, two weeks after the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. The headline "Dachau gives answer to why we fought" is a reference to General Dwight D. Eisenhower's words that the American soldier did not know what he was fighting for, but at least, after seeing the Nazi concentration camps, he knew what he was fighting against.

42nd Division Newsletter

Marguerite Higgins' Account of the Liberation

Howard Cowan's Account of the Liberation

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