- Colonel Alexander Zabin
- Dachau, [Bavaria] Germany
- Photo Credit
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Colonel Alexander Zabin
- Event History
- The Dachau death train consisted of nearly forty railcars containing the bodies of between 2,000 and 3,000 prisoners who were evacuated from Buchenwald on April 7, 1945. The train arrived in Dachau on the afternoon of April 28.
[Source: "Allemagne, avril-mai 1945: Photographies d'Eric Schwab." Centre historique des Archives nationales, Paris 2003, p. 52.]
Rights & Restrictions
- Photo Source
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Copyright: United States Holocaust Memorial MuseumProvenance: Colonel Alexander ZabinSource Record ID: Collections: 2002.189
Keywords & Subjects
- Alexander Zabin was an American soldier from Malverne, Long Island, New York, serving with the 4th Auxiliary Surgical Group in the US Third Army when he visited Dachau in mid-May 1945. He had landed in Normandy on the day after D-day and moved with the Third Army through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, and Czechoslovakia.
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