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Dee Eberhart was one of the liberators

of the 42the Rainbow division of the U.S. Army,

who was there when liberation finally came for Dachau.

Dee R. Eberhart, Rifleman, 1st Scout,

Company I, 242nd Infantry Regiment,

42nd Rainbow Division, on the morning of May 3, 1945,

east of Munich shortly before our assault boat crossing of the Inn River.

Photo taken by Jack Parry, a buddy in my squad, with a box camera borrowed from a Bavarian farm house.


Dutch Memorial Ceremony

This is the text of the speech of Dee Eberhart at:

KZ Dachau Block 29, Dutch Memorial Ceremony, April 29, 2010, 17:00

Survivors, family members, dignitaries and friends:

Sixty-five years ago, to the hour, we came together in freedom and liberation. We are only a few now who survived both those bad times and the good times, which followed. Heartfelt greetings especially to you survivors as we mourn the absence of those we have lost.

My brief poem for this occasion follows, dedicated to the survivors of KZ Dachau:

Dedicated to the survivors of KZ Dachau