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The first concentration camp

Dachau was the first concentration camp opened by Hitler in 1933. Unlike what many people think, this was not an extermination camp and it was not conceived to kill Jewish people, but to emprison (and also kill, of course) political opponents, namely communists and social-democrats, as well as homosexuals and gipsies (Roma).

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  • Pros:you can reach it easily with public transport
  • Cons:it is always full of noisy and uninterested students
  • In a nutshell:it gives you an idea of what Nazism did
  • Last visit to Dachau: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Dec 28, 2005
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  • starship's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Excellent page! Very useful information and helpful tips for anyone who plans to visit the Concentration Camp. I have read a lot about this part of Germany's history, but I would like to actually visit Dachau in person someday. Thanks again for the postcard from Mainz!

  • Anjutka's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2009 at 3:01 AM

    I was once in Mauthausen in Austria and got really a heavy impression...but visiting such place make you understand how it was really and not to forget....

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2007 at 1:29 AM

    A terrible place! We were close to Dachau in 2004 but didn't come there because my wife was afraid of getting a heavy impression. Yes, "honour to the dead, warning to the living"...

  • christine.j's Profile Photo
    Aug 3, 2006 at 10:58 PM

    A very good page with lots of detailed information. Thank you.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Jun 6, 2006 at 4:34 AM

    superbly detailed account. i am impressed. thanks for the HB, BTW

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Feb 10, 2006 at 7:24 AM

    What happened in Dachau must not be forgotten. You have made a good job and your page reminds the most important data about Dachau ! J'ai regardé tes nouvaux tips.

  • Jan 28, 2006 at 8:16 AM

    I was 11 or 12 years old when my parents made me visit this horrible place. Remembering the crematorium I still get the creeps. A difficult job well done Michele! Saluti!

  • Aurorae's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2006 at 4:43 AM

    Che storia molto triste e tragica . . .

  • MissyWQ's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2005 at 8:26 AM

    A place to remember. Please read my Nurnberg pages.

  • Cristian_Uluru's Profile Photo
    Aug 6, 2005 at 2:31 PM

    Immagini che fanno riflettere!!!


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