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Letter From Patton to Eisenhower Re Ohrdruf and Camp at Weimar

(April 15, 1945)

Letter from General George Patton to General Dwight Eisenhower found in the files of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) regarding a camp described as worse than Ohrdruf. Patton suggests sending the press to the location to publicize the brutality of the Germans. He also mentions that a man apparently believed to be a prisoner showed him the camp at Ohrdruf and was subsequently recognized as one of the camp guards and beaten by a Russian prisoner.

Click here to read the letter.

Click here to read Eisenhower’s response.

Source: Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Pre-Presidential Papers, Principal File, Box 91, Patton George S. Jr. (1); NAID #12007734, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Papers