Death Marches Researches
BY DT Huynh
- Death Marches were a back up plan by the Nazi's to evacuate prisoners from Allied Liberators closing in the camps.
- In total, there were 715,000 prisoners
- Most prisoners were woman, while a small percentage were men and children.
- About 250,000 died
- Prisoners who couldn't keep up or fell behind would be killed on the spot and left behind.
Auschwitz Death March
- 66,000 prisoners marched from Auschwitz to Wodzislaw, where they were put on freight trains to the Gross-Rosen, Buchenwald , Dachau , and Mauthausen concentration camps.
- 700 were murdered over the course of ten days.
- There are only 13 known survivors.
Timeline of Events
- January 18, 1945: Death march of nearly 60,000 prisoners from the Auschwitz camp system in southern Poland.
- January 25, 1945: Death march of nearly 50,000 prisoners from the Stutthof camp system in northern Poland.
- January 27, 1945: Soviet troops liberate the Auschwitz camp complex.
- April 29, 1945: American forces liberate the Dachau concentration camp.
- April 30, 1945: Adolf Hitler commits suicide.
- "Death Marches." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 29 Jan. 2016. Web. 20 May 2016.
- "Encyclopedia Judaica:Death Marches." Death Marches. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 May 2016.