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From: (Erhard Sanio)
Newsgroups: soc.culture.german
Subject: Re: Dachau
Date: 14 Jul 1998 17:15:14 GMT
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In article <6od97g$gbc$>, Aidan  wrote:

>George F. Hardy schrieb in Nachricht <>...
>>In 1946 a plaque was installed reading: "This area
>>is being retained as a shrine to the 238,000
>>individuals who were cremated here."  That number
>>has been steadily revised downward.  It now stands
>>at 20,600, the majority of which died from typhus
>>and starvation at the end of the war.

>So that's alright then.

Appropriate comment, sure. Yet, it is quite unsurprising, that the above
assertions about deaths in Dachau are plain lies. The plaque indicating
that 238 thsd. prisoners have been sent to Dachau is still there - the
International Red Cross tracking service was able to document the names
of 206,206  of them.
The number of registered deaths as written down in the Standesamt records
first of the city of Prittlbach, then in those of the camp's "Standesamt
Dachau II" sum up to 31,951 deaths, excluding over 6,000 Soviet POWs
murdered on the SS Firing range, some thousand sick prisoners sent on
"Invalidentransport" (disableds' transport) to the gassing installation
of Schloss Hartheim near Linz and eventually an unknown number of prisoners
(most probably over 15,000) killed during the death marches in March and
April, 1945.

Refer to e.g. for some information.

regards, es

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