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Hersbruck Sub Camp Liberation- 65th Infantry Division

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Details:

Located adjacent to the Hersbruch memorial.

Plaque


A brass inscribed plaque.

 

 

From the US Holocaust Museum Website: 

 

While advancing through Bavaria, the 65th “Battle Axe” Infantry Division overran the Hersbruck sub camp  of the Flossenbürg concentration camp on April 20–21, 1945.

 

The 65th Infantry Division was recognized as a liberating unit by the US Army's Center of Military History and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1994.

 

A Bronze plaque recognizing the liberation of the Hersbruck Concentration Camp by the 65th Infantry Division is part of a Memorial Pavilion honoring those who lost their lives there. This liberation was accomplished on April 20-21, 1945, by the 261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division.

 

Monument Text:

The text on the plaque is in English and German.  The English reads:

 

IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE

HERSBRUCK VICTIMS

 

AND IN

 

COMMEMORATION OF THE

65TH INFANTRY DIVISION

OF THE US THIRD ARMY

WHO LIBERATED THE

CONCENTRATION CAMP HERSBRUCK

 

APRIL 1945



Commemorates:

Units:

261st Infantry Regiment, 65th Infantry Division

3rd US Army

65th Infantry Division

POWs

Wars:

WWII

Battles:

Holocaust Camp Liberation

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