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.
Rudolf Brazda, who was held at the Buchenwald concentration camp for three years until U.S. forces liberated the camp in 1945, died Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined survivors of the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau on Sunday for a solemn ceremony to mark 70 years since it was liberated by US forces. American army trucks rolled into Dachau, northwes...
Survivors and liberators recalled on Sunday the horror of the Dachau concentration camp and the overwhelming relief of its liberation 70 years ago.
April 11 marks the Day of Liberation of Concentration Camps, established by the Untied Nations. On April 11, 1945, Buchenwald concentration camp was liberated by the US troops. Nazi camps held 18 million inmates during World War II,...