The First Concentration Camp (Dachau)
Dachau The First Concentration Camp
The First Concentration Camp in Nazi Germany was Dachau, it opened in 1933 among the first inmates to arive here where Jehovas Witnesses, Homosexuals, Jews, Gypsies, Mental and Disabled people as well as other despised people by the nazis. The gas chambers were built in 1942 at the same time as Auschwitz built theirs but Dachaus gas chambers were never used.
In 1938 krystallnacht happened in germany and austria or as you would know it as the night of broken glass, many of the jewish prisoners who were arrested by the ss were deported to Dachau.
Medical Experiments were performed on inmates such as
Drinkable seawater experiments
Famous prisoners in the camp were
Pastor Martin Niemöller
Dr. Hjalmar Schacht
Kurt von Schuschnigg
It was liberated by the Americans in 1945 so for 12 years this camp was in operation.