Table of Data Points

Tag : Attrocity

1945-04-081945-04-11Celler Hasenjagd

A train carrying internees of the concentration camp Salzgitter Drutte is hit by an air raid killing hundreds. Some escape into the woods, but are pursued and massacred by Gestapo, SS guard, Nazi Party officials and local residents.

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Troops from the 4th Armored Division and the 89th Infantry Division liberate Ohrdruf concentration camp near Weimar in Germany. It was part of the Buchenwald concentration camp network and was the first camp liberated by US forces.

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1945-01-27Auschwitz Liberated

Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Over one million men, women and children had been murdered at the camp since it's creation in 1940.

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1945-01-19Lodz Ghetto

Soviet troops liberate the Lodz Ghetto (the second largest ghetto in occupied Poland). Of the 200,000 pre-war Jewish inhabitants, only 900 had survived Nazi occupation.

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1945-01-17Auschwitz Abandonned

Nazi forces evacuate Auschwitz concentration camp as Soviet forces close in. The SS command sent orders calling for the execution of all prisoners remaining in the camp, but in the chaos of the Nazi retreat the order was never carried out.

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1945-01-10Uckermark Extermination

Previously a forced labour camp for juveniles, the camp infrastructure was used as an extermination camp for "sick, no longer efficient, and over 52 years old women".

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1945-01-01Chenogne Massacre

Several dozen German prisoners of war were killed by American forces near the village of Chenogne in retaliation for the Malmedy massacre.

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Eighty eight American prisoners of war are murdered by their German captors. The massacre was committed by Kampfgruppe Peiper (part of the 1st SS Panzer Division).

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1944-11-30Anne Frank Deported

Anne Frank and sister Margot Frank are deported from Auschwitz to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.

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1944-09-22Klooga Liberated

Soviet forces liberate Klooga concentration camp. Of the 2400 prisoners who had remained post-evacuation, only 85 were still alive when Soviet troops arrive.

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