Walpersberg Slave Labor Camp Liberation- 89th Infantry Division
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.
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-