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Walpersberg Slave Labor Camp Liberation- 89th Infantry Division

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Details:

In the center of the large quarry wall containing many memorial plaques.

Plaque


A gray marble inscribed plaque.

 

 

From the US Holocaust Museum Website: 

 

The plaque remembers the 89th “Rolling W” Infantry Division's liberation of the Walpersberg Slave Labor Concentration Camp. The Camp was used to build the Me 262 Jet Aircraft built by forced labor from many different nations.

 

The 89th Infantry Division liberated this camp in April 1945. 

 

The 89th Infantry Division along with the 4th Armored Division also liberated the nearby Ohrdruf Concentration Camp which  was a subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Ohrdruf was the first Nazi camp liberated by US troops. 

 

The 89th Infantry Division and the 4th Armored Division were recognized as liberating units by the US Army's Center of Military History and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1994.

 

Monument Text:

IN COMMEMORATION

OF THE LIBERATION OF THE CAMPS

ON THE 12TH AND 13TH OF APRIL 1945

BY THE 89TH INFANTRY DIVISION

 

-Symbol of the 89th Infantry Division-

Commemorates:

Units:

4th Armored Division

89th Infantry Division

POWs

Wars:

WWII

Battles:

Holocaust Camp Liberation

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