A miraculous family reunion.
As time goes by, I often find myself recalling a critical moment in my life, especially if it is related to an important date. Thus it is with the anniversary of the date marking the end of World War II, which for my family meant gaining our freedom and returning home after spending three years in the concentration camps at Dachau and Ravensbrück.
Diary sheet of prisoner Jon Sølvberg 11 February 1945:
"Now we are almost in the middle of February and I'm still here in the tent. It's getting scary here in Dachau now. Typhus and typhoid fever is raging, it's a horror. Many Norwegians are dead, and more will probably die. We are now approximately 160 persons left here."
The death of 92 Russian officers.
One of the crimes committed in the Dachau camp was the execution of 92 Russian military officers in 1944.
Inmate Nico Rost secretly kept a diary about everyday life in the camp.
"15 November 1944
Russian Orthodox Chapel at the Dachau memorial ground
Source Nico Rost, Goethe in Dachau.
See the original dutch text .