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45th Division, June 1945, Versaille, Paris, France.


The 45th Division helped to free the prisoners at Dachau Concerntration Camp, April 1945.
First Sgt. Oliver Rice wrote of his experience, "Several things stand out vividly in my recollection. The dead German guards spralled out on the pavement below the guard tower with their weapons nearby. The tall fence and a few inmates, dazed, wandering about. The first place we visited was the large room where the prisoners lived and slept. Skin and bones, stacked like cord wood in bunks one above the other. Their food consisted of gruel eaten from a tin pan, and their bodily functions were relieved against the opposite wall. As these people died they wer carted to an adjacent brick building near the crematorium, which also was brick with two huge, tall smoke stacks. Akin to a factory. Beneath each smoke stack was a furnace which opened as the doors on an old steam engine of former days. From the adjacent brick building the cadavers were carted on a two wheel conveyance by prison inmattes in horizontal stripped uniforms. The big furnace doors were opened with a foot lever and the cadavers were stoked into the furnace and consumed - not one but thousands!! Probably the best way to destroy all the evidence. No bones,teeth, etc. The stench of human flesh burning and the thoughts of the whole operation were beyong comprehension. I saw it with my own eyes. Please don't allow anyone to tell you it didn't happen!!"
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