US Army troops executing German SS guards at Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 29 Apr 1945

Caption     US Army troops executing German SS guards at Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 29 Apr 1945 ww2dbase
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Photos on Same Day 29 Apr 1945
Photos at Same Place Dachau, M√ľnchen-Oberbayern, Germany
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1. Anonymous says:
7 Mar 2014 01:30:32 PM

this is a war crime, am i right? was anyone charged with it? of course not... usa justice... retarded people
2. Ashley says:
24 Jun 2014 07:28:13 AM

Imagine being the soldiers that had to find such a horrid situation. Imagine the anger at finding women and children in such a deteriorating state. Imagine the emotions that ran through them.

Was it right? Maybe not. But was it understandable? Yes. And the commenter before this one is ignorant.
3. Anonymous says:
29 Apr 2018 07:27:24 AM

This are no Guards. it are SS Personnel which were on the camp are for R&R and in the hispital because they were WSS who fought and not Totenkopf SS who "Guard" the camp. Thats why its so wrong that they were shot. They just arrived for a few days. Yes SS, thats disgusting by itself, but at the wrong time at the wrong place. They had nothing to do with the camp, they just were there to get a rest from the eastern front..still I am shcked that no S troops were charged.. even Patton knew about the massacre. Now compare it to Malmedy. Get it? Both is wrong but only the losers of the war got to pay the price. Just plain wrong. All have to. USA justice at its best.

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