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Dachau

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Location:

Southern Germany, northwest of Munich in the state of Bavaria

Original use:

Munitions factory

Operational:

March 1933 – April 1945

Operated by:

German Schutzstaffel (SS)

Commandants:

SS Standartenführer Hilmar Wäckerle
(March 1933 – June 1933)

SS Gruppenführer Theodor Eicke
(June 1933 – July 1934)

SS Oberführer Alexander Reiner
(July 1934 – October 1934)

SS Brigadeführer Berthold Maack
(October 1934 – January 1935)

SS Oberführer Heinrich Deubel
(January 1935 – March 1936)

SS Oberführer Hans Loritz
(March 1936 – January 1939)

SS Hauptsturmführer Alex Piorkowski
(January 1939 – January 1942)

SS Obersturmbannführer Martin Weiß
(January 1942 – September 1943)

SS Hauptsturmführer Eduard Weiter
(September 1943 – April 1945)

SS Obersturmbannführer Martin Weiß
(April 1945 – April 1945)

SS Untersturmführer Johannes Otto
(April 1945)

SS Sturmscharführer Heinrich Wicker
(April 1945 – April 1945)

Estimated deaths:

31,951 documented, although actual number is thought to be much higher

Liberated:

April 29, 1945 by U.S. 42nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Seventh Army


Dachau photos

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Dachau entrance

 

dachau fences

 

Dachau inspection Himmler

 

Dachau_Block_X_gas_chamber

 

Prisoners_liberation_dachau 

Dachau 1945

 

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    HOLOCAUST DEATHS BY COUNTRY

    COUNTRY

    ESTIMATED
    PRE-WAR
    JEWISH
    POPULATION

    ESTIMATED
    JEWISH
    POPULATION
    ANNIHILATED

    Poland

    3,300,000

    3,000,000

    Baltic countries

    253,000

    228,000

    Germany & Austria

    240,000

    210,000

    Bohemia & Moravia

    90,000

    80,000

    Slovakia

    90,000

    75,000

    Greece

    70,000

    54,000

    Netherlands

    140,000

    105,000

    Hungary

    650,000

    450,000

    Byelorussian SSR

    375,000

    245,000

    Ukrainian SSR

    1,500,000

    900,000

    Belgium

    65,000

    40,000

    Yugoslavia

    43,000

    26,000

    Romania

    600,000

    300,000

    Norway

    2,173

    890

    France

    350,000

    90,000

    Bulgaria

    64,000

    14,000

    Italy

    40,000

    8,000

    Luxembourg

    5,000

    1,000

    Russian SFSR

    975,000

    107,000

    Finland

    2,000

    22

    Denmark

    8,000

    52

    TOTALS

    8,861,800

    5,933,900