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Photos Taken by Gilbert Pastche

Photographs taken by Gilbert Pastche, St. Paul, Minnesota, World War II Veteran of the 7th Army stationed in Nuremberg who was sent to Dachau in April, 1945.

death train
Infamous death train at Dachau. The end of a transport where only two prisoners survived freezing to death. Another report in the PBS Film, "The Liberation of the Camps" indicated that 17 inmates were alives out of 3000 on the train.
dachau building
Building on grounds of Dachau Concentration Camp.
crematorium exterior
Crematorium and bodies waiting to be cremated.
piled corpses
Dead inmates in pile. Dachau. Most such victims died from starvation, disease or being beaten to death.
piled corpses
Dead inmates in pile (detail).
piles of clothing
Piles of clothing outside warehouse barracks.
piled clothing
Piles of clothing outside warehouse barracks (detail).
piled clothing
Piles of clothing outside warehouse barracks (detail).
surviving inmates
Surviving inmates in the camp, Barracks Number 10 in the background.
fence pylon
Concrete pylon supporting electric fence enclosing Dachau camp. Inmate in camp garb on left.