Sixth Edition, 2012
A rare period report, originally published in mid-1945. This brand new reissue (not a facsimile reprint) collects together three reports conducted by units of the U.S. Seventh Army's G-2 Section:
Dachau, Concentration Camp by OSS Section, covering history, composition, organization, and groupings of prisoners
Dachau, Concentration Camp and Town by PWB Section, covering the camp and the townspeople
Dachau, Concentration Camp by CIC Detachment, covering liberation, life at Dachau, experimental stations, and executions.
Diary of E. K. (male inmate)
Statement of E. H. (female inmate)
Special Case Reports
Organization of the Camp
Survey of Internees by Nationalities at Liberation
Number of Internees Processed
Number of Deaths
International Prisoners' Committee
Foreword by William W. Quinn, Colonel, G.S.C., Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, U.S. Seventh Army:
"Dachau 1933-1945, will stand for all time as one of history's most gruesome symbols of inhumanity. There our troops found sights, sounds and stenches horrible beyond belief, cruelties so enormous as to be incomprehensible to the normal mind. Dachau and death were synonymous.
"No words or pictures can carry the full impact of these unbelievable scenes but this report presents some of the outstanding facts and photographs in order to emphasize the type of crime which elements of the SS committed thousands of times a day, to remind us of the ghastly capabilities of certain classes of men, to strengthen our determination that they and their works shall vanish from the earth.
"The sections comprising this report were prepared by the agencies indicated. They remain substantially as they were originally submitted in the belief that to consolidate this material in a single literary style would seriously weaken its realism."