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July 14, 2016

Where are the graves of the 6 million Jews that were killed in the Holocaust?

Filed under: Uncategorized — furtherglory @ 5:08 pm

Do the 6 million Jews, who were killed in the Holocaust, have graves? Inquiring minds want to know.

Most of the 6 million dead Jews do not have individual graves, but they do have mass graves. I visited the graves at Dachau on one of my many trips to the Dachau memorial site.

Mass grave of Jews who died at Dachau

Mass grave of Jews who died at Dachau

Monument for dead Jews at Waldfriedhof cemetery

Monument for Jews at Waldfriedhof cemetery in Dachau

Waldfriedhof is the new town cemetery of Dachau. It is located north of Old Town Dachau. The Waldfriedhof is huge, compared to the Altfriedhof, the old town cemetery. Preparations for this new burial site began during World War II, and some of the work was done by prisoners in the Dachau concentration camp.

In May 1945, the first month after the Dachau camp was liberated by the American Seventh Army, there were 2,226 deaths in the camp. There were 196 deaths in June, the second month after the Dachau camp was liberated.

The German citizens of the town of Dachau buried 1,268 of the victims of the typhus epidemic at Waldfriedhof. This cemetery is  6.5 kilometers from the concentration camp. Other Jewish prisoners were buried in the Leitenberg cemetery; 800 bodies were burned in the crematorium at the Dachau concentration camp.

Memorial stone for Jews in Dachau cemetery

Memorial stone for Jews in Dachau cemetery

In 1964, on May 1st, the Communist labor day, a memorial stone designed by Dieter Aldinger was dedicated at the site of the prisoners’ graves. It is shown in the photograph above.

The graves of the camp victims at Dachau are arranged in terraced rows on a gently sloping hillside near the entrance to the cemetery. A few miniature roses have been planted along some of the rows, but for the most part, these graves looked untended when I visited the cemetery in May 2001.

The rest of this vast cemetery is very well maintained with not a weed in sight. There were no other visitors in this part of the cemetery while I was there, and no fresh flowers or wreaths had been left at any of the graves.

Jewish prisoner at Dachau is buried side by side with Christian victim

Jewish prisoner at Dachau is buried next to Christian victim

Marker in honor of Polish victims at Dachau

Marker in honor of Polish victims at Dachau

Marker in honor of Jews who died at Dachau

Marker in honor of Jews who died at Dachau

5 Comments »

  1. You ask;- “Do the 6 million Jews, who were killed in the Holocaust, have graves?”

    Well, the short answer to that is…erm…no, because there wasn’t anything like 6 million Jews who perished during WW2 in the first place – and consequently there wasn’t any “holocaust” for which this number of graves were needed.

    Comment by Talbot — July 14, 2016 @ 7:06 pm

    • You wrote: “there wasn’t anything like 6 million Jews who perished during WW2”

      Don’t say anything like that in Germany — or you will be promptly arrested and thrown into prison for 5 years, after the survivors of the Holocaust in Germany testify against you.

      Comment by furtherglory — July 15, 2016 @ 7:45 am

    • Thanks Talbot. Sometimes the simplest answer is the best answer.

      Comment by Diane King — July 15, 2016 @ 8:11 am

    • “You ask;- “Do the 6 million Jews, who were killed in the Holocaust, have graves?”

      Well, the short answer to that is…erm…no, because there wasn’t anything like 6 million Jews who perished during WW2 in the first place – and consequently there wasn’t any “holocaust” for which this number of graves were needed.”

      Actually, the better answer is that deniers can’t tell us what happened to the Jews during WW II so history wins. In this case we have to look at history for answers. History states that a great many of those bodies were incinerated during the war and subsequent research revealed some of the locations of mass graves that the Nazis didn’t destroy.

      Comment by Jeff K. — July 15, 2016 @ 8:33 am


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