According to the book "Deliverance Day" by Michael Selzer, at 10 p.m. on April 26, 1945 there were 1,759 Jews put on a train bound for another concentration camp and 6,887 others, half of whom were Jews and half of whom were Russians, were marched south toward the mountains, on the orders of Heinrich Himmler. The previous day, Himmler had ordered the evacuation of the 137 VIP prisoners held in Dachau, but the plan failed because no vehicles could be found to transport them to neutral Switzerland. To learn more about the liberation of the camp, click on the link below which takes you to another web site, or click on the link to a picture taken by the U.S. Army on liberation day. Click on the picture above to continue the Virtual Tour.
The liberation of Dachau
Picture #1 of German SS guards on liberation day
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