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November 5, 2014

How many Jews were slaughtered in the Dachau death camp?

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust — Tags: , , , — furtherglory @ 9:26 am
Dead bodies of prisoners who died of typhus at Dachau after the camp was liberated

Dead bodies of prisoners who died of typhus at Dachau after the camp was liberated (click on photo to enlarge)

I checked the news this morning in an attempt to find out if the Dachau “Arbeit Macht Frei” gate has been recovered yet.  No word on the gate, but I did find a news story which is headlined “Merkel urges action on Dachau gate theft”.

This quote is from the news article, in which Angela Merkel is quoted:

During World War II [Dachau] became a death camp where more than 41,000 Jews were slaughtered before US troops liberated it on April 29, 1945.

The news article does not say how many non-Jews were killed at Dachau, nor how many Jews were killed by some other means besides being slaughtered.  If you don’t know the meaning of the word “slaughtered” check this out:

Usually, animals are slaughtered to provide food.  I doubt that the “slaughtered Jews” were eaten, but what about their skin?  Was the skin used to make lampshades?  According to the testimony of Dr. Franz Blaha, the skin of the dead Jews was used to make a number of items.  I wrote about this on my website at

How many prisoners actually died at Dachau, according to the official records?

There were 31,951 deaths at the main Dachau camp during the 12 years that the camp was in existence, according to a report made by the International Tracing Service at Arolson, Germany in 1977. The Tracing Service is part of the International Red Cross. This report was based on death records meticulously kept by the Nazis.

The Dachau camp records were confiscated by the American Army, after the camp was surrendered to the American “liberators” on April 29, 1945. These records are currently being kept in the National Archives in Washington, DC.

According to the camp records, there were 3,752 deaths at Dachau in the first seven years that the camp was in operation, but the death toll escalated to 13,158 deaths in the first four months of 1945. Just in the month of February 1945, there were 3,977 deaths at Dachau, more than in all of the seven years before the war. Most of these deaths in 1945 were due to a typhus epidemic in the camp which began in the fall of 1944 when prisoners were evacuated from the camps in Poland and brought to Dachau.

Was Dachau really a “death camp” for the slaughtering of Jews? Let’s examined the records kept at Dachau. The Dachau camp records show that there were 28,838 Jews brought from Auschwitz to the Dachau main camp between June 18, 1944 and March 9, 1945. Before being transferred to the 11 Kaufering sub-camps near Landsberg, the Jews were kept in quarantine at Dachau for two weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of disease.

At the Dachau main camp, these Jewish prisoners were first dipped in a tub of disinfectant, then given a shower and issued clean clothes that had been disinfected with Zyklon-B in a Gaskammer.

The photo below shows a door into a Gaskammer at Dachau where clothing was disinfected with Zyklon-B gas.

American soldier looks at a door into a clothing disinfection chamber at Dachau

American soldier looks at a door into a clothing disinfection chamber at Dachau, April 1945

Holocaust True Believers claim that 28,838 Jews had been brought to Dachau to be gassed in the shower room at Dachau, although the shower room had not yet been converted into a gas chamber by the American liberators.

The official report of the US Seventh Army, published in 1945, mentioned that 14,700 deaths had occurred at Dachau in the first quarter of 1945.

Paul Berben, a prisoner in the camp, wrote a book entitled Dachau, the Official History 1933 – 1945, in which he stated that 2,888 prisoners had died at Dachau in January 1945, 3,977 prisoners had died in February, 3,668 had died in March and 2,625 had died in April, for a total of 13,158 in the first four months of 1945.  These deaths had been caused by a typhus epidemic in the camp.

In the month of May 1945, an additional 2,226 Dachau prisoners died after the camp was liberated, in spite of the excellent care given to them by American military doctors. There were 196 more deaths in June before the typhus epidemic was finally stopped by the use of DDT and the vaccination of all the prisoners.  The Germans did not use DDT for fear of harming the environment.

Prisoners were sprayed with DDT at Dachau by the American liberators

Dachau prisoners were sprayed with DDT by the American liberators after the camp was surrendered to them

At the American Military Tribunal held at the Dachau camp in November 1945, the prosecution stated that 161, 939 prisoners had been processed through Dachau between 1940 and 1945 and that over 25,000 of them had died. According to the figures in Paul Berben’s book, the exact number of prisoners who died at Dachau during this period was 27,839.

The US Seventh Army report stated that an estimated 229,000 prisoners had been processed at Dachau since the camp opened on March 22, 1933 including around 7,000 who had arrived in the last three weeks of April, 1945. The camp records showed that 206,206 prisoners had been registered in the camp in the 12 years that Dachau was a concentration camp, but in the chaos of the last days before the camp was surrendered to the Americans, some prisoners had not been registered.



  1. So approximately 25000 died in the camps mostly from typhus not by homicidal gas Chambers as the Holohucksters want you to believe.
    That’s 6 million figures shure is shrinking fast.

    Jim Rizoli

    Comment by jrizoli — May 14, 2016 @ 2:32 pm

  2. O/t check out this site:

    “Jews in the work camps sabotaged guns and other products they were making for the Germans. Partisans with ammunition blew up thousands of ‘Nazi’ supply trains, making it harder for the Germans to fight the war. In Lithuania, Jewish partisans were responsible for significant damage to ‘Nazi’ trains.. Partisans also destroyed numerous ‘Nazi’ power plants and factories, and focused their attention on other military and strategic targets, not on civilians.” t_switch.php?pageName=what+is+what+2

    The thousands of Nazi supply trains part is probably an exaggeration, left over from the time when Jews bragged about their involvement in illegal warfare. This has now all but disappeared, jews are to be seen as innocent victims.

    On June 29, 1941, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, the de facto ruling body, issued the order for the organization of partisan units, so-called diversion groups, with Ponomarenko later appointed as commander (p. 179). Stalin publicized this order in his radio address of July 3, 1941. Following
    this, men who could handle weapons, but also woman were recruited, Children also joined, see Part II (p. 180).

    To be successful, and to ensure cooperation, the partisans also terrorized the population. Anyone suspected of collaborating with the Germans was killed, because the population was at first friendly toward the Germans, as those who were part of the eastern campaign know (p.180). This changed when the partisans unleashed their terror against the populace. When they entered a village they immediately killed the village elder, then they locked the family into the house and burned it down. The villagers fled into the forest, but when discovered by the partisans they were killed. The partisans left mountains of bodies behind, as well as distraught woman and horrendous destruction (p. 181). And to be sure, all of those killed by the partisans were no doubt also blamed on the Germans. And as attacks by partisans on civilians were carried out with partisans at times doubtlessly wearing German uniforms, hatred towards Germans was the result, which was part of what was intended.”

    My comment:

    “Jewish partisans were responsible for significant damage to ‘Nazi’ trains.. Partisans also destroyed numerous ‘Nazi’ power plants and factories, and focused their attention on other military and strategic targets, not on civilian” which sort of justifies the perfectly legal response by the German government in using einsatzgruppen to apprehend and kill them in large numbers. Just as with the Kommissars and many others, they were killed not for “being jews”, but for being criminals and terrorists.

    Comment by schlageter — November 6, 2014 @ 11:58 am

  3. I ain’t one of those people that deny the Holocaust happened. People just ain’t smart enough to come up with a conspiracy on that grand of a scale. The one thing I do question is the amount of Jews that were put down. 6 million? Come on your killing me here. The people who write history,do it in such a way that obfuscation runs amuck. So people find it easier to believe what’s given to them,than actually try to figure out for themselves if its really the case,or people are padding the numbers. Think about it. When the nazis first started bumping the Jews off,they had no plan to speak of as to how they would go about solving the problem. Sure the came up with the gas chambers,but I still don’t see how that is gonna equal 6 million Jews. I mean when you look at the numbers this branch took out,it’s not gonna put a dent in 6 million. I know the one thing that torks me,is the way Germany is still being made to pay for all this. That was not the same German government that was around back when uncle Adolph was running the show. That was not the present governments view of the Jews . So if they had nothing to do with it,how can the Jews still keep tapping them for money. Shits gone on long enough. Time to move on. Now don’t forget what happened,but people have to let Germany and her citizens move on,without being constantly being reminded of something that happened under someone else’s watch

    Comment by Tim — November 5, 2014 @ 11:09 pm

    • The word ” Holocaust ” only came into usage in the late 1970s to describe what befell Jews under German rule during the period 1933-1945. There is as you rightly say no ” conspiracy ” as most of what goes on to promote this single event in western history is evident to those who are aware of how powerful this ideological weapon is. The figure of 6 million was adopted many years before 1945 as the symbolic number by Zionists and Jews in the US. As to the actual events of the Holocaust one can say if you have studied the events that the plan was to exclude Jews from power in the German sphere of influence as they were seen as an alien group who promoted Marxist ideas leading to the destruction of the German people and state. There were no homicidal gas chambers, shrunken heads gloves made from Jewish skin. Yes many Jews died from Typhus in the final month of the war due to allied bombardment of supply routes.
      The ideology of the Holocaust is very powerful as it underpins all the values of the western world in 2014. In my own country to question the myth publicly is a taboo. In most of Europe it is a criminal offence.
      Without this weapon my country would have not changed so radically since WW2, where i am now a minority in my capital city and my own ” conservative ” prime minister today looks forward to Britain being run by Indians as after all white Europeans according to the ideology are worthless perpetrators.

      Comment by peter — November 6, 2014 @ 5:12 am

    • Tim wrote: “People just ain’t smart enough to come up with a conspiracy on that grand of a scale.”

      The Holohoax was not a conspiracy on a grand scale. Only a few influent Zionists – running for the spoliation of Palestine and knowing that the first casualty in every war is the truth – were enough for that. They had witnessed how British propagandists had easily sold the most absurd atrocity lies with a great success during the previous world war (homicidal gas chambers in Serbia, secret “corpse factories” where dead German soldiers were turned into soap, pig food, grease, explosives, etc. in Belgium and France, bayoneted babies in Belgium, mutilated children and women in Belgium, etc. etc.). All what Zionist leaders had to do during WW2 was to make the Allies & Soviets incorporate the Zionist Palestine-spoliation myth (aka the “Holocaust”) into their own wartime atrocity propaganda. No need of a grand-scale conspiracy to sell the hoax of Nazi human soap during WW2. Ark Zionist Stephen S. Wise claiming it at a press conference in November 1942 was enough to achieve the emergence of that [recycled] atrocity lie during 50 years (the Yad Vashem admitted for the 1st time that the story of Nazi human soap was fraudulent as late as in 1991). The large numbers of Jews in that time’s U.S. and British media was no secret. Among those media Jews, there was a high percentage of Zionists who were very happy to write and print anti-Nazi Holohoax atrocity propaganda for the final victory of the Zionist cause and the long-awaited emergence of Palestine as a Jewish state. Then the Nuremberg judicial farce with a staff 75% Jewish easily formalized the Zionist Allied-Soviet Holohoax atrocity propaganda and turned it into “History”. A breeze. Really…

      Ironically, at Nuremberg, that was the “Holocaust”, not “Holocaust denial”, which was depicted as a Top secret conspiracy known to only a few hundreds of alleged perpetrators (most of them being conveniently dead at that time). Nazi “conspiracy” and “conspirators” were the victors’ own wording at Nuremberg.

      Comment by hermie — November 11, 2014 @ 8:21 am

  4. >>>> “I doubt that the “slaughtered Jews” were eaten, but what about their skin? Was the skin used to make lampshades? No. The commandant at Dachau was not married, so he had no wife to order the skin of the Jews to be made into lampshades.”

    No lampshades at Dachau; they were only at Buchenwald and Sachsenhausen, plus Auschwitz and Belsen, if you believe some of the British liberators.

    At Dachau, so heard the Nuremberg trial, the SS crafted gloves, riding saddles, trousers, slippers, and hand-bags from human-skin.

    Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — November 5, 2014 @ 12:33 pm

    • You are correct. The Nazis DID make items from human skin at Dachau. I wrote about this on my own website at

      This quote is from the website page cited above:
      Begin quote:
      Dr. Franz Blaha testified that he had worked as a surgeon in the [Dachau] camp, but after he said that he didn’t want to do any more operations, he was punished by being “sent to the death chamber where autopsies were performed.” Dr. Blaha claimed that he had performed “six to seven thousand autopsies” at Dachau.

      During the [trial] proceedings at Dachau, Dr. Blaha gave testimony, regarding the bodies upon which he had performed autopsies. The following is from the trial transcript, as quoted in “Justice at Dachau” by Joshua M. Greene:

      “We took the skin from the chest and back, then used chemicals to treat the skin. Then the skins were placed outside in the sun and parts were cut for saddles, breeches, gloves, house slippers, ladies’ handbags.”

      In answer to a question about what had happened to these items, Dr. Blaha said:

      “They were prepared and sent either to SS schools or given to some of the SS men.”

      According to Dr. Blaha’s testimony, these items were made from human skin while a man named Bruno, and then Willy Mirkle, were in charge of the autopsies. Neither of these men were on trial and no items allegedly made from human skin were ever presented as evidence, nor was any forensic report introduced by the prosecution. Blaha’s testimony was corroborated by a confession obtained by Lt. Paul Guth from Dr. Wilhelm Witteler, one of the doctors at Dachau who was among the accused.
      End quote

      Thanks for putting up the video. It shows Dr. Franz Blaha testifying at Nuremberg. He also testified in the Dachau trials conducted by the Americans. AFAIK, he was the only person who testified about the human skin items.

      I have made a correction on my blog post.

      Comment by furtherglory — November 5, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

      • Dr. Franz Blaha

        A consummate liar. And we’re supposed to take the IMT seriously as a judicial body. What must’ve been going on in the minds of the defendants? Having to listen to “evidence” like that.

        Comment by eah — November 5, 2014 @ 2:21 pm

        • According to Gustav Gilbert (Nuremberg Diary, p.46), at the Buchenwald lampshade segment of the U.S. Army film ‘The Death Mills’—which was shown to the court on Nov 29, 1945—he states he heard Streicher say: ‘I don’t believe that.’

          Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — November 5, 2014 @ 3:39 pm

          • Read the book, still have it — but do not remember that passage. Thanks. The fact that Streicher — whose only ‘crime’, near as I can tell, was his very public anti-Semitism — was hanged shows that it was all about revenge and cleansing Germany of leading Nazi figures, not justice.

            Gilbert was a Jew of course.

            Comment by eah — November 5, 2014 @ 11:52 pm

      • Thanks FG.

        I don’t believe any heavyweight Ho£ocaust historians still defend the Dachau human skin claim of F. Blaha, although Blaha is the witness that supposed Dachau authorities Harold Marcuse and Barbara Distel both cite when they insist witness testimony “proves” the Dachau gas chamber was used for experimental gassings.

        Comment by The Black Rabbit of Inlé — November 5, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

  5. Concern for the environment was NOT the reason the Germans didn’t have/use DDT (or, do you have a credible source?). The chief reason was lack of one or more of the chemical ingredients required for its manufacture, and this in turn was lacking because of some shortage or unavailability of some resource required for ITS manufacture. The Germans had and used non-lethal alternatives to Zyklon-B, but not that extensively. One of these alternatives was, in fact, not even a chemical: some disinfestation was done by use of MICROWAVES. This method was not suitable to large objects like buildings and rail cars.

    Comment by Jett Rucker — November 5, 2014 @ 10:38 am

  6. Many books are simply unacurate. The main problem of Shoah History.

    Comment by Wolf Murmelstein — November 5, 2014 @ 9:56 am

    • No mistake on Angela Merkel’s part, Wolf, No inaccurate books involved in that. Angela Merkel knows that she must say “slaughtered”, not “killed by diseases” or “slaughtered by lice”. She knows that the pictures of corpses piled at Dachau MUST be pics of Jews slaughtered by the Nazis. Those pics of typhus epidemics are what is now called “visual evidence of the Holocaust”. Merkel can’t say they are pictures of a health disaster. Merkel’s masters request her to say that.

      Merkel also said “JEWS slaughtered” even if she knows that Dachau was not a camp for Jewish prisoners and the Jews who were held there were not imprisoned as Jews but as Communist leaders, except during the very last months of WW2 (when Jews evacuated from the East were held in every place still available including the Dachau concentration camp).

      Corpses of a majority of non-Jews killed en masse by diseases in a collapsing country are depicted as Jews slaughtered by the Nazis. That’s all what the “Holocaust” is about. Smoke and mirrors…

      Comment by hermie — November 6, 2014 @ 5:59 pm

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