On This Day, April 29

On April 29, 1945, the U.S. Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberates Dachau, the first concentration camp established by Germany’s Nazi regime. A major Dachau subcamp was liberated the same day by the 42nd Rainbow Division. In the course of Dachau’s history, at least 160,000 prisoners passed through the main camp, and 90,000 through the subcamps. Incomplete records indicate that at least 32,000 of the inmates perished at Dachau and its subcamps, but countless more were shipped to extermination camps elsewhere. Find information on the Holocaust  and Dachau at the library,  on  hoopla, and  OverDrive.  There are scenes in the following video which are upsetting but illustrate the atrocities and inhumanity experienced by the inmates. 


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