Pile of Dead Prisoners in Dachau Concentration Camp, Dachau, Germany

Identifier:
041139
Collection Number:
A&M 3904
Title:
Pile of Dead Prisoners in Dachau Concentration Camp, Dachau, Germany
Date:
1945
Description:
On April 29, 1945 Dachau was surrendered to the American Army by SS- Sturmscharfuhrer Heinrich Wicker. As U.S. troops neared the camp, they found more than 30 railroad cars filled with additional bodies brought to Dachau. Note the word "POLAK' is written on the chest of a dead Polish prisoner. Poles constituted the largest ethnic group in the Dachau camp during the war.
Subjects:
Holocaust, Jewish--World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities.
Acquisition Source:
Webb, Barry H.
Acquisition Method:
Acquired
Medium:
print
Projects:
West Virginia History OnView