Death marches
   As the Third Reich faced defeat at the hands of the Allies, the Germans attempted to hide all evidence of the murder of the Jews and other victims. Toward this end, they dismantled the death camps and forced surviving inmates to march from Poland to concentration camps in Germany. Those forced to endure the marches, which entailed much cruelty and many deaths, primarily were Jews.

Historical dictionary of the Holocaust. . 2014.

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