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Chapter Nine: Death March

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With the advance of the Allies there was growing realization that the truth about concentration camp activities would be discovered. The SS began to destroy evidence both material and human. Those prisoners that were still able to walk were forced to march miles in brutal winter weather with no food or water; they were being evacuated to camps in the German interior. Thousands died of exposure and starvation and many who were unable to maintain pace were shot by SS guards. They walked, and walked, and walked. There were no words just the sound of death marching and of souls desperately hanging on to life.