Death train

Jan 20, 1945 - Jan 28, 1945

The Germans wanted at all costs to prevent the prisoners from falling alive into the hands of the enemy. Not only to obliterate the traces of the mass murder, but also because the Nazis were afraid that the liberated prisoners would out of anger take up weapons against Germany. Anyone who could still walk and work had value for the Third Reich and was put on a transport to a concentration camp in the heart of the Third Reich. Himmler thought that the prisoners might possibly be used in a trade in possible peace negotiations with the Allies.