The first Nazi concentration camp, near Munich, opened in
March 1933, shortly after Hitler was appointed Chancellor.
German records show 200,000 prisoners were held at
Dachau, and that at least 30,000 died, primarily from
starvation, disease, and executions. The camp was liberated
by American troops in 1945, and exists today as a memorial
to those who suffered and died here.
Dachau entrance gate. German political prisoners, Jews, and
captured Russians were among the groups brought to Dachau.
Guard towers, electrified fences, and even a moat, were used
by the Nazis to prevent prisoners from escaping Dachau.
A memorial to the victims of Dachau.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's 2003 Germany video by clicking
and the 1990 film by clicking here: Berlin and Paris