THE FIRST CONCENTRATION CAMP
Jourhaus and Shunt Room
The baths were the last station of the admission procedure. This is where newly arrived prisoners had their heads shaved, bodies disinfected and then showered before being sent to the barracks dressed in their prisoner clothing. Those already imprisoned came to bathe once a week at the beginning of their captivity, but frequency of baths declined the longer the prisoner stayed in Dachau. According to the recollection of survivors, baths often involved harassment.
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