Jewish and Christian prisoners are buried side by side at Waldfriedhof

After liberation, 2,226 Dachau prisoners died in the month of May and 196 more in June, before the typhus epidemic could be brought under control. The bodies of 1,268 of them were buried by the citizens of Dachau at Waldfriedhof. The Jewish prisoners who died on a death march from the Flossenbürg concentration camp to the Dachau camp were also buried here. A Jewish monument designed by Dieter Aldinger was placed on May 1, 1964 in front of all the graves, although 90% of the grave stones have a Christian cross.