Part 2: Vail’s Tom Steinberg describes liberation of Dachau

29th April, 2015 by

By Randy Wyrick

This is the second in a series commemorating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, near the end of World War II. Tom Steinberg, who became Vail’s first full-time physician, was a private in the Army’s 42nd Division that liberated Dachau.VAIL — As World War II wound down, Nazis troops abandoned most of their death camps, some killed prisoners as they fled, until they ran out of ammunition.Allied troops had to fight their way into Dachau.Dachau’s south gate had been opened by U.S. Army’s 42nd Division, the north gate by the 45th Division.To be accurate, those gates …

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