Dachau Concentration Camp, May 1945
Dachau concentration camp was liberated on 29 April 1945 and these images taken during May, show how quickly the camp was cleaned-up and evacuated. In the period between 7 and 12 May, elements of the U.S. Army Medical Corps were deployed at the camp, which was still occupied. People were living in outside shelters. Camp debris was burning on the former SS Barracks athletic field and inside the installation U.S. Army vehicles were being washed-down. By the end of the period activity in the camp had decreased significantly, but some tents remained set up. The camp had been completely vacated by 27 May.