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As the Germans retreated from Eastern Europe, they left the concentration camps and took any inmates that could still walk with them. They marched tens of thousands of prisoners across hundreds of miles on what became known as death marches. By this time the prisoners were starving, diseased and very weak. The winter of 1944-1945 was a bitterly cold one and the prisoners were walking through freezing temperatures, often sleeping in the snow outside. There was virtually no food and no shelter. As a result of this mistreatment, prisoners fell by the roadside and either were left to die, or were shot by the SS guards who were escorting them.
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