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Number 3,000 Jewish Survivors Found at Labor Camp Annex of Dachau by American Troops

May 8, 1945
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To the meagre list of survivors of the millions of European Jews can be added the names of 3,064 men and women who were found it this workcamp, which was a branch of Dachau. Of the survivors, 744 are women.

Foremost in the mind of every victim here is the thought of finding their families. And two of them have already done so. Rolf Geiplinger, an interior decorator from Vienna and son of a music professor there, was reunited at Allach with his wife Willi whom he had not seen for five years. He was brought here from Dachau where be had been confined temporarily after arriving there following an eight-day march from a camp at Kaufering. En route, he said, hundreds died.

Another arrival from Kaufering is Joseph Frock of Kovno, who said that a for weeks ago, while still at Kaufering, he and six other Jews were awakened at 3 a.m. to hury 170 American war prisoners who had been killed by the guards.

Among the survivors is the Hungarian middle-weight wrestling champion, Bender Regner of Budapest, who is shrunken and enfeebled from a fifteen-hour daily wind at the local concrete works. He disclosed that bloodhounds were used to guard the slave workers and many died from dog bites. Regner’s blind daughter was sent to (##)ecim.

Other survivors include Prof. Joseph Musakat of the philosophy department it the University of Warsaw and Dr. E. Klein, a rabbi of Novo-Czernecky, but Dr. (##) Molnar, chief surgeon of the Grosvandyn Hungerian Hospital died here, on the by Allach was liberated, after many beatings by S.S. guards. Oscar Mohr, who was the Amsterdam correspondent of the London Times and the New York Times, is also among the arvivors.

The women had many grim stories to tell, such as that of Bronya Tchaikovitch of Czentochowa, Poland. “My ten-year-old daughter, Genya,” she said, “who was standing desides me heard that those who were able to work would be allowed to live. She begged the Nazi; ‘Let me live, I can work,’ but he shot her before my eyes.”

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