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Dachau Concentration Camp

When did the Dachau Death March started and what happened during it?

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May 21, 2012 5:37PM

On Thursday 26th April 1945, just three days before the liberationof the Dachau camp, the SS forces about 7,000 prisoners on a death march from Dachau south to Tegernsee. During the six-day death march, the SS shoots anyone who cannot keep up or continue marching. Many others die of exposure, hunger, or exhaustion. The surviving prisoners will arrive in Tegernsee on May 2, 1945, where American forces liberate them.