The first Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust
An Outside Look
This is a view of the concentration camp from outside of its walls.
These are some of the barracks that the prisoners stayed in when they were prisoners at Dachau.
Many of the prisoners at Dachau were forced to work many different jobs for long hours with no rest. They were sore and thirsty and overworked.
Dachau's Significance in WWII
This was the first concentration camp that the Nazi's created to it was the foundation for all of the other concentration camps created by the Nazis. It started out as a concentration camp that help political prisoners but then the Nazis transformed it into a death camp for thousands of people that Hitler thought were not the perfect person for "his" world. These people included mentally disabled, homosexuals, and mainly Jews. Thousands of people died in this camp from mass executions, but people also died from malnutrition and being overworked. At Dachau, many of the prisoners were also used for labor or experiments. Finally on April 29th, 1945, American troops came and liberated the camp, saving the few survivors that were left.
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