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Himmler, Heß and Wolff - Visit to Dachau May 1936

Article about: An interesting image taken on May 8th 1936, showing Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler (centre, with back to camera), with Stellvertreter des Führers (the Führer's Deputy) Rudolf Heß (right, b

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    Quote by Gwar View Post
    A quick question... Does this signpost still stand today or was it destroyed.. ??
    No, the sign does not exist today.



    All told, there were actually three such signs, although one was made of wood - it stood in the centre of public square Reichsschatzmeister-Schwarz-Platz (known today as John-F-Kennedy-Platz).

    The post featured in the image above was integrated into the outer wall of the larger camp zone - not the boundary of the Häftlingslager (prisoner camp) and almost 1km from the actual KZ. It directed east - toward the main camp entrance. The other directed towards the western entrance and the SS drill area.

    The image was taken by SS photographer Friedrich Franz Bauer.
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    Also, the grounds of the Bavarian Riot Police now cover the former area in question, as indeed they have done for some time. Prior to their presence, US forces occupied the zone of interest post war. The wall which had the sign post shown earlier in the thread is incomplete today and the sign is missing.

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    A similar sign was also present at KL-Buchenwald, an image of which is posted below (credit Buchenwald and Mittelbau-Dora memorial foundation).

    The sign stood on "Caracho Path" (which was lined by the most important administrative buildings and served as the main access from the railroad station to the Häftlingslager) and directed toward the Buchenwald SS-Kasernes and KZ-Buchenwald. The sign itself was actually carved by prisoner Bruno Apitz. Just visible bottom left is a bus stop sign for the Weimar-Buchenwald connection Kraftomnibuslinie Weimar-Buchenwald.

    Carl
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