Join us on a guided tour of Dachau concentration camp and learn about the dark part of German history.
This camp was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany, intended to hold political prisoners. Opened in 1933 its purpose was enlarged to include forced labor, and eventually, the imprisonment of Jews, German and Austrian criminals, and eventually foreign nationals from countries that Germany occupied or invaded. Prisoners lived in constant fear of brutal treatment and terror detention including standing cells, floggings, the so-called tree or pole hanging, and standing at attention for extremely long periods. There were 32,000 documented deaths at the camp, and thousands that are undocumented. The camps were liberated by U.S. forces on 29 April 1945.
More details on the tour will follow. Simon and Kathi organize the tour. Ask them if you have any questions!