Deliverance Day: The Last Hours At Dachau

by Michael Selzer

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LIBERATION ! On 29 April 1945, US Army troops captured the Dachau concentration camp and freed 30,000 prisoners. Based on interviews with former camp inmates and the GIs who helped free them, Michael Selzer reconstructs a dramatic hour-by-hour account of the liberation of.....more


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LIBERATION!

On 29 April 1945, US Army troops captured the Dachau concentration camp and freed 30,000 prisoners.

Based on interviews with former camp inmates and the GIs who helped free them, Michael Selzer reconstructs a dramatic hour-by-hour account of the liberation of Hitler's first concentration camp, which was in operation for twelve nightmare years. What emerges is far more than an historic record. It is an intensely personal chronicle of the shock and fear of regaining freedom and of the horror of Nazi atrocities witnessed as a reality by American troops. The narrative includes the discovery of a group of VIP prisoners awaiting execution personally ordered by Rimmler and describes the retribution meted out by the liberators on the 120 remaining SS guards. The sheer diversity of the inmates - French, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Spanish, Jews, Catholic priests and gypsies - is astounding and their grim survival is a testimony to the powers of human survival.

This book is a library copy, so is stich bound with library stamps/markings. The book is otherwise in a good condition.

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ISBN 0722177089
Category History
Language English
Edition First
Published in 1980
Publisher Sphere Books Ltd
Condition Used
Pages 256
Width 4.2 inches
Height 7.1 inches
Tags Survival , Suspense

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