Saturday, July 16, 2011
our visit to Dachau Concentration Camp
On March 22, 1933, a few weeks after Hitler had been appointed Reich Chancellor, a concentration camp for political prisoners was set up in Dachau. All future concentration camps were modeled after this one. In the 12 years of it's existence over 200,000 persons from all over Europe were imprisoned here and at the other camps. Over 43,000 of them were killed. On April 29, 1945 American Troops liberated the survivors.