John Cobden - Dachau
Reality and Myth
American troops who liberated the infamous Dachau concentration camp on April 29, 1945, were horrified by the corpses of prisioners they found there. The GIs readily believed stories of mass killings in a Dachau "gas chamber".
As John Cobden explains in this easily readable overview, the real story of the Dachau camp is quite different then the widely accepted legend.
Few know, for example, that even after the American takeover of the camp, prisoners continued to die in large numbers. Nearly ten percent of all deaths at Dachau took place after liberation.
Over the years, former Dachau prisoners have told "eyewitness" stories of terrible atrocities committed in the camp, including a "gas chamber" killing thousands of prisoners. As this book conclusively shows, however, these tales disintegrate upon close examination.
Cutting through a fog of confusion, deception and politics, this succinct booklet tells the true story of one of the best-known Third Reich camps, showing how "offical" history of Hitler's first concentration camp has changed dramatically over the years.
Written with passionate devotion to truth and humane senitivity for the suffering of the camp's victims, this booklet concisely and systematically debunks a major historical legend.
John Cobden - Lessons from Dachau
John Cobden - Dachau Version officielle revue et corrigée