former G I, Mr
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I WAS a U.S. soldier stationed in
Dachau 1964--1965. The concentration camp was filled with
Polish and other former inmates that decided to take
advantage of free housing and jobs.
The US Army maintained part of the camp as an Army
prison for GI jailbirds.
The camp had a small 10x15 crematory for occasional
cremations. There never was a large "Death Camp" machine
on the grounds. The small crematory was no more unusual
than the ones you see in many American cemeteries.
To my dismay, a few months before being transferred
back to the US, some "International " outfit decided to
erect a huge Crematory with 4 sliding doors! They even
made it look worn and rusty. My commanding officer, a
decorated war hero, was speechless at this false
So much for truth ! I took
pictures of the before and after shots of the
My friends could not believe it!
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