Young French concentration camp prisoner

The surviving prisoners at Dachau, on liberation day, ranged in age from 12 to 65, according to Marcus J. Smith. The French prisoners numbered 3,918 according to the official Army census. This picture, which was scanned from the Museum Guidebook sold at the Dachau Memorial Site Museum, shows a picture on page 65, labeled #123 "The youngest of the French prisoners." The next picture in the Museum exhibit is #124, a picture of the Arbeit Macht Frei gate at the entrance to the Dachau Concentration Camp, which is on the next page of the Guidebook and shows through slightly in the sky in this picture.The preceding pictures in the exhibit on page 64 in the Museum Guidebook, are from the Dachau section of the exhibit and are clearly labeled "Dachau 1933." Note, however, that the prisoners in the picture above are standing in front of a building which looks nothing like the pictures of the barracks in the Dachau camp, nor does it resemble the reconstructed barrack building at the Dachau Memorial Site. The barrack building in the background of the picture above, purportedly taken in Dachau, resembles the pre-fabricated horse barns which served as barracks in the Birkenau camp near Auschwitz in Poland.

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