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Memorial to the 65th Infantry Division, one of the divisions to be activated at the camp.
Plaque in display at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC
Pennsylvania State Route 65 has been designated as the 65th Infantry Division Memorial Highway
This was a sub-camp of Flossenburg, that was near Plattling and the Isar River which is located between Regensburg and Passau, Germany. It is reported that there were over 500 inmates, 400 more in nearby Ganacker, plus a multitude of different nationality stragglers escaping from death marches. Anna Rosmus provides an entire chapter in her book, Wintergreen, about the Haid Camp. At the time of our arrival the German Guards had already departed and all the prisoners had been released. Since we had many different units in this area, many of us were involved in providing humanitarian services to the people involved. The 65th Infantry division Hdqs, 259th Infantry Regment Hqs and 3rd Bn Hqs of the 260th Reg were all located in this village on May 1, 1945. Later this location accommodated about 8,000 SS PWs. The bronze outdoor plaque, about 16" x 12", was dedicated on May 1, 2011, and is located in a beautiful well maintained burial area of the St. Jacob-Basilica Cemetery where there is a large memorial monument located that is in memory of the Jewish inmates who died there. The 65th Division plaque is mounted on a stone and located in a very special area with a stone border, appropriate accompanying shrubs, and flowers. At the dedication ceremony the Mayor, Erich Schmid, was present with the city council, and welcomed the presence of everyone.
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