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Survivors from a death march from Dachau huddle around a camp fire prepared by Japanese-American soldiers with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion.

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    Survivors from a death march from Dachau huddle around a camp fire prepared by Japanese-American soldiers with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion.
    Survivors from a death march from Dachau huddle around a camp fire prepared by Japanese-American soldiers with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion.  

The soldier on the left is George Oiye.

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    Survivors from a death march from Dachau huddle around a camp fire prepared by Japanese-American soldiers with the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion.

    The soldier on the left is George Oiye.
    Photographer
    Lt. Susumu Ito
    Date
    1945 May 01 - 1945 May 02
    Locale
    Waakirchen, [Bavaria] Germany
    Photo Credit
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Eric Saul
    Event History
    The 522nd Field Artillery operated as an independant battalion in the southern German campaign in the spring of 1945. The enlisted men of the battalion were all Japanese Americans from the west coast and Hawaii. Units of this battalion liberated prisoners on one of the death marches from Dachau near the town of Waakirchen on May 2, 1945.

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    Photo Source
    Eric Saul
    Copyright: Agency Agreement (No Fees)
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Provenance: Joseph Ichiuji

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    2010-04-12 00:00:00
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