Dachau death toll horrors

Speaks from a few days after the liberation and shows the irreversible damage of the camp

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Dachau death toll horrors - five gruelling years. a Dachau Prisoner Camp...
five gruelling years. a Dachau Prisoner Camp Houses Near-Dead Men DACHAU, Austria, May 23 (UP)—Death still stalked Dachau today, 25 days after its liberation. For the inmates of this notorious' notorious' -«att3«ntratipn camp, „liberation „liberation has meant little. From 60 to 100 men still are dying daily. Another Another 3,000 are almost hopeless cases. Typhus, typhoid dysentery, and the effects of a starvation diet are taking their toll. The camp's new chief doctor, Frankitche Flaha, estimated today up to 3,000 3,000 of the prisoners here are still close to the danger point. Twenty-four hours a day smoke curls from the stubby crematorium crematorium chimney. But the furnaces can not keep pace with their grim task. . In these same furnaces where the Germans disposed of the bodies of their victims, the Allies Allies now are cremating the bodies of those dying of disease and the effects of starvation and mistreatment mistreatment during their imprisonment. HAVE TQTALLQR MEN RETURNING Flaha himself is a former inmate, inmate, a surgeon from Czecho Slovakia. He said many of the men doomed to die might be saved if three things couLi,be provided: First, three times as many medical personnel. Second, twice as many medical supplies. And third, a means of taking the worst cases to real hospitals where special special treatment would be available. Dr. Flaha said that American medical authorities stationed nearby are "co-operating to the utmost" but there just are not enough men, equipment, or places to take the patients. In any event, most of the cases left by the Nazis were too far gone to be saved no matter what was done for them. A trip through a dozen crowded, darkened wards showed row upon double-decked row of men whose! emaciated-bodies were atrophied beyond the point of taking new nourishment, whose eyes were dulled beyond hope of revived life. A quarantine for typhus kept most of Dachau's 30,000 prisoners still inside the camp's walls today today

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  1. The Sandusky Register,
  2. 23 May 1945, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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  • Dachau death toll horrors — Speaks from a few days after the liberation and shows the irreversible damage of the camp

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