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Liberation of Death Train South of Munich April 1945
Pirolito
Pirolito
Joined: 12/21/2010
Posts: 0 Iffeldorf New York
I am living in Iffeldorf, Bavaria in Germany. Doing researches for a documentation I am trying to find veterans, who were involved in the liberation of a death train with almost 2000 concentration camp survivors. This train was liberated in Staltach by US Soldiers on April 30, 1945. Staltach (today's name Iffeldorf) is south of Munich and east of the Lech River. According to different sources the liberation was done most probably by a unit of the 12th Armored Division. But they didn't stay there, as they had order to move out. Another unit came into Iffeldorf and stayed there for several weeks and took care of the prisoners. I guess it was a unit of the Third Army.

Can anyone help me with the mission of finding testimonies of soldiers who were there?
If anyone from the American soldiers has taken any pictures from the liberation or the time of occupation in Iffeldorf, please let me know. It would help me a lot.

thanks
Hans

12/30/2010 9:11:27 AM | Edit