Gate into former Dachau SS Army Garrison

Gate into former SS Army garrison at Dachau

The two Dachau city buses which take tourists to and from the Dachau train station to the Memorial Site pass the gate shown in the photo above, which is on the south side of the Dachau complex. This gate is on Pater-Roth-Strasse, a short distance from the new entrance for tourists that was opened in 2005.

The photo below, taken in May 1945, shows this same entrance shortly after Dachau was liberated by American soldiers. The gate, shown in the photo below, is on the south side of the Dachau complex, a short distance west of the present tourist entrance.

Dachau camp was surrendered by 2nd Lt. Wicker near this gate

Photo Credit: Fred Ludwikowski

Courtesy of Robert Thomas Gray, 14th Ordnance Co.

The photo above shows a gate for vehicles into the SS Army Garrison on the south side of the Dachau complex. This gate is located approximately in the center of the combined SS camp and the Dachau concentration camp, as shown on the model in the photo below. Note the large building in the background which is also shown on the model below.

Model of Dachau complex is in the Dachau Museum

Dachau farmers haul bodies through gate on south side of SS garrison

Photo Credit: Fred Ludwikowski

Courtesy of Robert Thomas Gray, 14th Ordnance Co.

In the photo above, note the small building on the left in the background, which is also shown on the model of the Dachau complex. This photo was taken around May 13, 1945 when burial of the bodies found in the camp began. The main gate building into the Dachau complex was apparently more for show than for practical purposes.

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