Dachau

 The American Army got to Dachau. Americans saw the dead, the living dead, the victims. Americans could not see the funny side of it. Americans did something about it. Various oiks who were not there made a fuss about the Dachau Massacre - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dachau_massacre. Moves were made to prosecute. General Patton wrote them off. He was murdered later.

Another is below. It is fair to say that a lot of the suffering in Germany happened in the latter years of the war because of Allied bombing. Bridges were down. Supplies were disrupted. People went hungry. Concentration camp prisoners were not at the top of the food chain.

 

Dead Germans at the foot of Tower B
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f8/Dachau_wachtower_b_1945-04.jpg

 

The same(?) dead Germans .
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/31/Killed_SS_Cammo_Dachau.jpg
They have lost their boots. The dead don't need them. The living do. 

 

http://www.saveyourheritage.com/dachau.htm

They look well fed.
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Himmler stated that it was his promise not to wait until crimes were committed before arresting criminals, and pledged that, in order to protect the populace, professional criminals who had been sentenced many times would be pursued more ruthlessly than before and isolated away from the German people by being incarcerated in concentration camps. Himmler also added that his camps were to be models of cleanliness, order and instruction. It was through this instruction that Himmler hoped to re-educate minor criminals as well as communists. Himmler had ordered strong disciplinary measures to be employed, but the treatment inmates received was just, and they learned trades through their work and training. In the concentration camps, the motto was: “There is one way to freedom. Its milestones are: obedience, zeal, honesty, order, cleanliness, temperance, truth, sense of sacrifice and love for the Fatherland.” (Becker, Hitler's Machtergreifung, pp. 149-50. Frs. 2494-5.)
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One sees his point. Preemptive justice has its attractions. Of course he was not a gentleman.