2 May 1945

Austria
  • A group of prominent prisoners of war were transferred from the camp at Laufen in southern Germany to a camp at Markt Pongau near Salzburg in occupied Austria, where they would be treated respectfully by SS-Obergruppenf├╝hrer Gottlob Berger who wished to curry favor as the war was coming to an end. ww2dbase┬á[Markt Pongau | CPC]
3 May 1945

Austria
  • A group of prominent prisoners of war were allowed to move toward American lines, with SS guards in escort, from Markt Pongau near Salzburg in occupied Austria per the orders of SS-Obergruppenf├╝hrer Gottlob Berger who wished to curry favor with the Allies as the European War neared its end. ww2dbase┬á[Markt Pongau | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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