A WWII veteran tell his story of arriving in Dachau, Germany after liberating the concentration camp. Dachau was the first concentration camp established by the Nazi regime and was liberated by the U.S. Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division on April 29, 1945. The camp reportedly held over 188,000 inmates and was responsible for the death of over 30,000 prisoners. This veteran arrived a few days after the liberation and recounts the lonely night he spent guarding the camp before heading out to Munich, Germany.
He remembers over 50 boxcars filled to the brim with lifeless bodies, half burnt bodies in the crematorium and a dog that howled ceaselessly through the night as it morned the death of it’s master. Listen to the AudioBurst below for his full story:
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