heinrich himmler

heinrich himmler

Liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp April 29 1945

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Established by the Nazis in March 1933, the Dachau concentration camp was "the first concentration camp for political prisoners" as Heinrich Himmler officially described the camp. It is located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory near the small town of Dachau, about 16 kilometers (10 miles) northwest of Munich. On April 29 1945 American troops of the 45th Thunderbird Division liberated the Dachau camp together with units of the 42nd Infantry and the 20th Armored division. The films shot by cameramen of the US Signal Corps April 29 and May 5 1945.