Political prisoners cheer madly as they hear guns of the 42nd Rainbow Division as they approach Dachau

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Political prisoners cheer madly as they hear guns of the 42nd Rainbow Division as they approach Dachau
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Oct 05, 1945; Dachau, Bavaria, GERMANY; Dachau, the most infamous Nazi concentration camp of all has been liberated by men of the 42nd Rainbow Division of the U.S. 7th Army. Scenes of horror were witnessed by the American troops as they went from building to building. Thousands of starved corpses were piled nearly to the roof awating cremation. Many of the prisoners immediately seized the S.S. torturers and killed them, throwing their bodies into the moat surrounding the camp. Picture shows: Political prisoners cheer madly as they heard the guns of the 42nd Rainbow Division on the approcach to Dachau. (Credit Image: © KEYSTONE Pictures USA)
Location: Dachau, Germany