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April 19, 2017

The anniversary of the liberation of Dachau is coming up soon

Filed under: Dachau, Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 4:26 pm

My photo of the gate into the Dachau camp

I was the wife of a US Army officer in 1957 and my husband and I were living in Germany, a few miles from Dachau. I had read about Dachau but I thought that it would be too horrible for me to visit. I had a chance to go to visit the former camp, but I declined to go. I wish now that I had gone.

To read all about Dachau, go to this section of my website: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/index.html

This section on my website is all about the liberation of the camp: http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/index.html

This page is especially interesting:

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/DachauScrapbook/DachauLiberation/LiberationDay3.html

The following quote is from my website:

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Two Divisions of the US Seventh Army were involved in the liberation of the Dachau main camp on April 29, 1945, and with each passing year, the argument grows more heated over which division really liberated the camp, the 42nd Infantry Division or the 45th Infantry Division. The 20th Armored Division was providing support and they are included as liberators of Dachau by the US Army. However, Japanese and African-American veterans have also made claims that their divisions or battalions liberated Dachau.

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2 Comments »

  1. I went about twenty years ago and was supremely underwhelmed. I went to the ‘gas chamber’ when it still had the sign saying it wasn’t a gas chamber. I was a little disturbed in there but nothing too much. All in all I appreciate the significance of the place but it the holohoax spectrum it doesn’t much matter.

    Comment by MrB — April 19, 2017 @ 11:36 pm

    • MrB wrote: “All in all I appreciate the significance of the place but it the holohoax spectrum it doesn’t much matter.”

      It lost its significance from the 1960s. Just after WW2, it was portrayed as one of the “principal extermination centers” of the Third Reich.

      The loss of Dachau’s significance was a terrible blow to the American wannabe heroes. The Americans never fully recovered from not having captured any [alleged] Nazi extermination centers. So a number of them keep calling Dachau and Buchenwald “death camps,” but they systematically omit to say that only war-linked epidemics, overcrowding & supply disruption led to mass death in these places during the last months of of WW2. What would the “Holocaust” be without such graphic ‘evidence’ anyway? A mere compilation of extravagant & unbelievable horror tales…

      Comment by hermie — April 20, 2017 @ 1:36 am


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