History of the Liberation of Dachau: 75 years ago — April 29, 1945. Part 1

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The 42nd Rainbow Infantry Division

The “Rainbow” Division was so named in WWI by Major Douglas MacArthur when 26 states and the District of Columbia National Guard units were combined into a single group. When he saw all the colorful state flags, he said it “resembled a rainbow across the country.”

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Nazi Concentration Camps

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  • the prototype
  • the largest
  • the oldest
  • the most notorious
  • the worst

Dachau’s Origins

Immediately after Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany and the Nazi Party was given control over police, Heinrich Himmler, Commissioner of Police for the City of Munich, established KZ Dachau on March 22, 1933, to accommodate 5,000 people.

The Death Train

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