Death Camps

Nazi Germany & WWII

Evolution of Concentration Camps to Death Camps

Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp and it opened in 1933. Dachau was changed from it's original use as a concentration camp, to a death camp in the late 1930's.

Auschwitz

  • Opened in 1940
  • Largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps
  • Immediate extermination in gas chambers or overworking
  • Many terrible medical experiments were performed on victims
  • "Bathhouses" used as gas chambers