An emaciated year-old Russian girl looks into the camera lens during the liberation of Dachau concentration camp in Dachau was the first German concentration camp, opened in More than , people were detained between and , and 31, deaths were declared, most from disease, malnutrition and suicide. Unlike Auschwitz, Dachau was not explicitly an extermination camp, but conditions were so horrific that hundreds died every week.
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Post a Comment. This location was chosen by Himmler because it was out-of-the-way and at the same time easy to reach. They built 14 barracks, a kitchen, an infirmary, as well as a small camp for men, which was totally isolated from the women's camp. The whole camp was surrounded by a high wall with electrified barbed wires on the top.
Some had resisted the Nazi regime; they were spies and rebels. Jewish inmates, already familiar with the star badge that had singled them out prior to incarceration, were now assigned yellow triangles. There were no exceptions, and there was no mercy. Almost none survived. They came from all over Europe, wherever German troops roamed, and spoke different languages: Russian, French, Polish, Dutch.
Survivors and researchers usually present the concentration camp as the ultimate example of a total institution. The terror so zealously applied by the employees of the Schutzstaffel SS, protection squadron in the camps was indeed meticulously planned by the leaders of the SS — first and foremost Heinrich Himmler Sofsky, ; Armanski, ; Herbert, Orth and Dieckmann, ; Benz and Distel, Nonetheless, the idea that all terror was systematically organised is somewhat misleading.