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January 19, 2011

Camps for German war criminals, set up by the Allies after WWII

Filed under: Buchenwald, Dachau, Germany, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:51 am

Everyone in the world knows about the concentration camps, set up by the Nazis, starting with Dachau in March 1933.  Every school child in America can rattle off the names of the six “death camps” where the Jews were gassed.  Even people in China are now getting interested in the Holocaust, which I learned from reading a Chinese magazine in the waiting room of my Chinese doctor.   (This was a magazine for Chinese-Americans who want to keep up with what is happening in China today.)

But how many people today know that, shortly after they were liberated by the Allies, the concentration camps were turned into camps for German prisoners?   (more…)