Until just recently, I was not aware of the significance of the evacuation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp and the so-called “death march” out of the camp. When I previously blogged about the “death march” out of Auschwitz, this generated a lot of comments with strong opinions.
A “death march” is usually defined as a long hike from one place to another with the stragglers being shot. The most famous “death march” during World War II was the Bataan Death March which you can read about here. (more…)