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20 Historical Photos of Jewish Prisoners Rescued from the "Death Train" at Dachau on Liberation Day, 1945

The "Death Train" was a transport train that arrived at Dachau on April 27, 1945 after a 20 day trip, bringing prisoners from the Buchenwald concentration camp. Most stories about the train do not mention that there were survivors who entered the Dachau camp and were liberated two days later by American soldiers. Private John Lee, a 45th Division soldier who was one of the first men on the scene, was quoted by author Sam Dann in his book entitled Dachau 29 April 1945: The Rainbow Liberation Memoirs: “These people were stuffed in these cars.
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