Dachau Concentration Camp, Munich Germany

Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp opened in Germany 1933.  Dachau served as a prototype and model for the other Nazi concentration camps that followed.  The camp was in use from 1933 to 1960.

Estimates of the demographic statistics vary but they are in the same general range. History may never know how many people were interned there or died there, due to periods of disruption. One source gives a general estimate of over 200,000 prisoners from more than 30 countries for the Third Reich’s years, of whom two-thirds were political prisoners and nearly one-third were Jews. 25,613 prisoners are believed to have died in the camp and almost another 10,000 in its subcamps.

You can find my full photo album of the Dachau Concentration Camp on my Flicker account by clicking here.

~ by tomfitzg on November 7, 2011.

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