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Dachua Concentration Camp Established


The Nazis soon arrested thousands of opponents of their regime including all of the leaders of Communist party as well a prominate Jewish leaders. There was not enough room in standard jails so the Nazis opened the Dachau Concentration Camp to hold political prisoner and Jews. Conditions were harsh and over the years an estimated 75,000 people died at Dachua. While the concentration camps were terrible places they should not be confused with the "Death Camps" later established by the Nazis in Poland, whose purpose was to kill those sent there. Killing in Dachua and other camps was merely a by product of the incarceration.