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75th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp

Today is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp near Munich, Germany:

Ask any veteran of the 42nd or 45th Infantry Divisions who was at the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp on April 29, 1945, to summarize his experience in one word and without needing time to think, he would reply, “Corpses!” The common experience as we approached the camp that day was coming upon a long train of boxcars and making the horrifying discovery the cars contained emaciated human corpses. We were infantry troops used to death and destruction, but we were unprepared to confront car after car of bodies that were nothing but skin and bone, still in remnants of their striped uniforms.

Source: Liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp – Austin Daily Herald | Austin Daily Herald

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