The following was compiled by an unknown prisoner of war, chronicling the Long March from E715 at Auschwitz.

 

DATE

Jan 21st

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Feb 1st

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13th

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21st

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24th

 

25th

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28th

Mar 1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

16th

17th

18th

 

19th

20th

21st

22nd

23rd

24th

25th

26th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apr 23rd

 

 

 

24th

 

25th

COMMENTS

Left Auschwitz

 

Snow

   "

   "

   "

Day off

Got frostbite in both feet

Day off

 

 

Day off

 

 

 

Day off

 

 

 

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) 3 days off

)

 

 

Day off

 

 

Day off

 

 

Day off

 

 

Day off

 

 

 

Day off

 

 

Day off

 

 

Day off

 

 

Day off

 

 

)

) Days off

 

Day off

 

 

Day off

 

 

 

 

Day off

 

Day off

 

 

Day off

 

Left at 10.00 hrs by train

Arrived 0300 hrs

Left 1015 hrs

Arrived 1500 hrs

             2230 hrs

Worked in Regensberg

for a month cleaning up

Bomb rubble

Heard that the Yanks

were 28 kms north of us

1900 hrs marched all

night

0730 hrs arrived

2100 hrs left

0430 hrs

STOPPED AT

Neuberun

Tichau

13 kms east of Rybnik

13 kms east of Ratibor

12 kms east of Ratibor

4 kms west of Kreuzendorf

 

Kroppau (Odersch)

 

Sosson, Sudetenland

Freudenthal

 

Andersdorf (Ronderstadt)

Deutschlibau

Mahr Schönberg

 

4 kms east of Schildberg

2 kms east of Landskron

10 kms east of Landskron

 

 

 

via Wildenschwert to

Chotzen (Czechoslovakia)

 

Oberjellen

Hoch Chwojno

 

Oppatowitz

Lautersdorf (near Konigratz)

 

Baschnitz

Aulibitz (near Hauschnitz)

 

Oberbauson near Sobrotka

Repon 4 kms from

Jungbunzlau

 

Kropatsch Wrotitz

Subarsch

 

Slosein 30 kms from Prague

3 kms east of Schlan

 

Stern

Nesuchin west of Renton

 

Willenz (Sudetenland)

Grossfurwitz

 

 

Deutchkilmes

 

Gangerhof

Abaschin near Marienbad

 

Plan 20 kms east of Haid

Fschowitz 2 kms east of Haid

Peraumberg east of

Remmelsberg

 

Moosbach (Bavaria)

 

Schanesreith

Theissel

 

Weiden

 

Nurnberg

 

Regensberg, marched to

Obertraubling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mittelhausenbach

 

15 kms north east of Landshut

DISTANCE

18 kms

15 kms

23 kms

23 kms

6 kms

15 kms

 

32 kms

 

26 kms

13 kms

 

32 kms

26 kms

13 kms

 

22 kms

20 kms

12 kms

 

 

 

28 kms

 

 

12 kms

13 kms

 

19 kms

17 kms

 

11 kms

13 kms

 

30 kms

14 kms

 

 

26 kms

13 kms

 

15 kms

23 kms

 

11 kms

24 kms

 

13 kms

19 kms

 

 

21 kms

 

19 kms

16 kms

 

16 kms

16 kms

11 kms

 

 

24 kms

 

16 kms

7 kms

 

7 kms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43 kms

 

30 kms

26th

27th

28th

29th

30th

May 1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

 

12th

13th

14th

 

15th

Day off

Day off

Guards "evacuated"

SS fighting Yanks estimated 3 kms away.

0630 hrs Yanks arrive in small Tank.

Snowed all day. Lads impatient to get home.

More snow.

More snow.

Heard that Adolph Hitler died on 2nd May.

Still waiting

Still waiting

1441 hrs war finished.

Deloused.

Detailed I/C plane. When it arrives.

1455 hrs. Left for Landshut Aerodrome. No planes so returned.

1630 hrs. Left Landshut by Plane. Dakota, American crew. Plane called

"Round Robin". 1900 hrs. arrived at Rheims in France.

At American Camp

At American Camp

Flew in Lancaster, to Oakey airfield, near Aylesbury. Arrived at 1700 hrs.

Deloused again, and then taken to Camp at Hartwell Park.

0815 hrs on train at Aylesbury.

1010 hrs arrived home.