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.
- 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