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The oldest surviving inmate of the Dachau concentration camp died at the begining of April 2013, aged 100. Leon Stepniak, a Polish priest, was arrested by the Gestapo in 1940 in the village of Klebowiec.He spent the next five years in Dachau, a site in south-east Germany which was the first concentration camp to be opened by the Nazi goverment.
Field Marshal Ernst Busch led 16.Army during the Western campaign and the opening phase of Barbarossa. He earned his field marshal's baton during the opening of the Siege of Leningrad. Busch commanded Army Group Center, 1943-44; when the Soviets tore a huge gap in the front, he was sacked by Hitler. In the closing days of the war he was recalled and was captured by the British. He died of a heart attack in POW camp in England on July 17, 1945.
Witold Pilecki - To prove that Auschwitz was killing people, not a labor camp, forged papers,entered a ghetto roundup, and was sent to Auschwitz. He redistributed food to prisoners, trained them in martial arts, and passed news out. He & a few others beat up guards, stole their clothes and left the camp carrying the guard's stolen papers. They were in the woods for 3 days, til they met up with the Home Army and passed the info on. This was the first evidence of the existence of death camps.