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Dachau Concentration Camp Prezi

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Dachau: Nazi Concentration camp History World History Creative Project Dachau: A Brief Background Dachau, was among many camps built by Nazis, but was however, the very first regular concentration camp built by the German forces. Dachau was formally described as "the first concentration camp for political prisoners." Dachau was established in march, of 1933. located at an estimated 10 miles from southern Germany's Munich, the concentration camp was near the town of Dachau, built on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory. Initially, 4,800 prisoners were held in the camp.

The prisoners were German Socialists, Social Democrats, and many other political unions against "The Nazi Regime"

In later years (1938) more than 10,000 Jews were interned to Dachau Dachau Transformation In 1937 The SS began construction with the use of prisoner labor. The construction was of large complex buildings, in which they'd stand on the original grounds of the camp. To begin this, The prisoners were forced into tearing down the abandoned munitions factory within the camp. Thus, construction was finished in Mid-August, 1938. After which, the camp remained intact and seemingly the same, completely through to 1945, meaning that Dachau remained in operation during the Third Reich. The routines taking place in Dachau and organization of people and building within the camp soon became the model for all other Nazi camps. Dachau was divided in two sections, the camp area, and the crematorium area. The camp consisted of 32 barracks, one reserved for medical experimentation and another reserved for those who disobeyed the Nazi regime. Administration offices were located at the gatehouse main entrance. The camp held a courtyard, and was surrounded by electrified barbed wire fence, a ditch, and a stone wall with Guard towers. Dachau: The Camp Itself. Dachau Camp Statistics Dachau Camp Layout Dachau Interesting Facts The camp was used to train future SS soldiers & SS recruits.
Dachau's Crematorium was constructed in 1942, next to the main camp.
Within BarrackX was the camps gas chamber, however, no evidence was found to prove that humans were ever murdered within the chambers.
Those who were deemed to weak, or too ill were sent to Hartheim killing center, located near linz, Austria.
Like many Nazi camps, German physicians conducted medical experiments, such as high altitude tests, using decompression chambers. Dachau SubCamps During the Summer and Fall of 1944, satellite camps were set up under administration of Dachau near armaments in Germany, to make an increase in war production. On it's own, Dachau had at least 30 subcamps with 30,000 prisoners working on the armaments. Many workers were worked to the point of death. Dachau Liberation April 26, 1945: As American forces aproach Dachua, more than 67,665 prisoners are registered in the camp, over half of which (43,350) are political prisoners.
The total number of Jewish prisoners between April 26, 1945 and April 29th, is estimated at 22,100.
American Forces neared the camp of Dachau, finding 30 box cars filled with bodies suffering from advanced states of decomposition.
Dachau is liberated by American armed forces on April 29th, 1945 Dachau Prezi Sources Holocaust encyclopedia. (2012, May 11). Retrieved from http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005214
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