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April 29, 2016

Today is the anniversary of the liberation of Dachau

Filed under: Germany — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:00 am

On my scrapbookpages.com website, I have a whole section about the Dachau concentration camp:  http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/KZDachau/index.html

In my web pages about Dachau, I have a section about the liberation of Dachau. I have personally spoken to Dan Dougherty, one of the liberators who lives near me. I wrote about what he said, regarding the liberation of Dachau, on this page of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/LiberationDay.html

The following quote is from my website:

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Liberation of Dachau, 29 April 1945

“Sunday, just after the noon meal, the air was unusually still. The big field outside the compound was deserted. Suddenly someone began running toward the gate at the other side of the field. Others followed. The word was shouted through the mass of gray, tired prisoners. Americans! That word repeated, yelled over the shoulders in throaty Polish, in Italian, in Russian, and Dutch and in the familiar ring of French. The first internee was shot down as he rushed toward the gate by the guard. Yet they kept running and shouting through eager lips and unbelieving eyes. Americans!” Dachau Liberated The Official Report by the U.S. Seventh Army

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Polish prisoners celebrate their liberation from Dachau

Polish prisoners celebrate their liberation from Dachau concentration camp

You can read more about the liberation of Dachau on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/LiberationDay3.html