Kaufering Concentration Camp file photo [27018]

Kaufering Concentration Camp

Type   Prison Camp
Historical Name of Location   Kaufering, München-Oberbayern, Germany

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ww2dbaseThe Kaufering Concentration Camp, consisted of 11 sites, was located in the Gau of München-Oberbayern in southern Germany. It was a subsidiary camp of the larger Dachau Concentration Camp located to its east, created for the purpose of creating tunnels in nearby mountains as future underground aircraft factories. It was discovered by US troops in late Apr 1945, and very shortly after new media were brought in to record the atrocities, and German civilians in nearby towns were ordered to bury the bodies of the many victims. After the war, some of the sites, such as the camp at Landsberg, became a displaced persons camp, housing primarily Jewish refugees.

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Kaufering Concentration Camp Timeline

27 Apr 1945 US 12th Armoured Division and 103rd Infantry Division discovered seven sites of the Kaufering Concentration Camp in southern Germany.
15 Oct 1950 The displaced persons camp at Landsberg in southern Germany was closed.

Photographs

Kaufering Concentration Camp, southern Germany, 29 Apr 1945Civilians from Landsberg am Lech, Germany carrying the remains of a Landsberg Concentration Camp prisoner to a burial site, Apr-May 1945Victims at the Landsberg Concentration Camp, Landsberg am Lech, Germany, Apr-May 1945; General Charles Palmer described them as having suffered from typhus and lice




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WW2-Era Place Name Kaufering, München-Oberbayern, Germany
Lat/Long 48.1230, 10.8410
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Kaufering Concentration Camp, southern Germany, 29 Apr 1945
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