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View of the Dachau death train in the newly liberated concentration camp.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 06531

View of the Dachau death train in the newly liberated concentration camp.

The orignal caption reads "Horrors worse than those found in the German concentration camps of Buchenwald and Belsen were discovered in the stinking hell-hole of Dachau, captured by the troops of the 42nd and 45th Infantry Divisions of the Seventh U.S. Army April 30, 1945. More than 32,000 prisoners were liberated, among them some Englishmen, Canadians and Americans ....

When Americans entered the camp, they found 50 open railway cars standing on a siding, apparently full of oiled, dirty clothing but actually found to contain hundreds of corpses piled on top of each other ....

This photo shows: These cars are loaded with bodies of prisoners who died on the trip from another concentration camp to Dachau prison. They died mainly of starvation."

Date
1945 April 30
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park
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Record last modified: 2007-04-06 00:00:00
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