The March

The evacuation of the camps fell into distinct stages.

German Plan A
29 March – 1 April, Walk to Mühlhausen and then by train to Bavaria.

German Plan B
1 April –  3 April, Walk to Ebeleben and then by train to Bavaria. Oflag IX A/H liberated.

Festung Harz
4 April – 11 April, finding a secure base in the Harz to resupply

Lorries to a train
11 April – 12 April, at last a chance to get Oflag IX A/Z to a railhead and then to Bavaria

The Americans arrive
13 April, Oflag IX A/Z liberated

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