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