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SHAEF Report – Buchenwald 1945

Allied Forces, Supreme Headquarters, G-5, US Group Control Council. Inspection of the German Concentration Camp for political prisoners and located at Buchenwald on the north edge of Weimar. Inspection made by Gen Eric F. Wood, Col Chas H. Ott,...

Letter from Dachau 1945 (Crowling)

April 28, 1945 Dachau, Germany Dear Folks, Boy oh boy am I having a heck of a time trying to find time to write. We are really moving. My days have been consisting of getting up between 0630 and 0730 eating, throwing...

Letter from Buchenwald – 99-IB(S) (Minge)

(Background) After Pearl Harbor (Dec 7, 1941), the War Department considered how the military could use foreigners and bilingual, first-generation immigrants from German-occupied areas to assist the war effort. The initial assessment concluded that it would be 'un-American' to...

Capture of Dachau 42-ID

HEADQUARTERS 42nd INFANTRY DIVISION REPORT ON THE CAPTURE OF THE GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMP AT DACHAU May 2 1945 On April 29, 1945, Gen Henning Linden, ADC of the Rainbow 42-ID, Gen Charles Y. Banfill (8-USAAF), Gen Linden’s aide, Lt William J. Cowling, guards,...

Letter from Dachau – A/99-IB(S) (Tuftedal)

(Background) After Pearl Harbor (Dec 7, 1941), the War Department considered how the military could use foreigners and bilingual, first-generation immigrants from German-occupied areas to assist the war effort. The initial assessment concluded that it would be 'un-American' to...