Flossenbürg Death March: Because the U.S. Army is quickly approaching, the SS evacuate the Flossenbürg concentration camp by putting all inmates who can walk on a death march to the Dachau concentration camp.
The SS take with them 22,000 inmates and shoot anyone unable to keep up — 7,000 in total. The 1,700 left behind are too sick to even move.
Earlier in the month, the SS summarily executed their most famous prisoners to ensure that they would not survive the end of the war: General Hans Oster, Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, Rev. Dr. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dr. Karl Sack, Dr. Theodor Strünck, and General Friedrich von Rabenau.