Essay on Dachau Concentration Camp in World War II

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The Holocaust was the elimination of millions of Jews. This terrible incident left many families and innocent people scarred. There were few survivors and most died in very harsh and cruel ways. Dachau Concentration Camp was a very cruel death camp where many Jews were executed during World War II. The Jewish population before the Holocaust was 9,793,700. Though Jewish people were judged for many reasons such as their beliefs or way of life, the Jewish were doing fine and for the most part were happy. Then after Adolf Hitler gained so much power, the Jews began to be eliminated. It all started with concentration camps “In March 1933, the first concentration camp for political dissenters opened at Dachau” (Bartel 5). Dachau was the first …show more content…
The Holocaust was the elimination of millions of Jews. This terrible incident left many families and innocent people scarred. There were few survivors and most died in very harsh and cruel ways. Dachau Concentration Camp was a very cruel death camp where many Jews were executed during World War II. The Jewish population before the Holocaust was 9,793,700. Though Jewish people were judged for many reasons such as their beliefs or way of life, the Jewish were doing fine and for the most part were happy. Then after Adolf Hitler gained so much power, the Jews began to be eliminated. It all started with concentration camps “In March 1933, the first concentration camp for political dissenters opened at Dachau” (Bartel 5). Dachau was the first regular concentration camp “Dachau, established on March 20, 1933 in the southern German town of the same name…” (Jennifer). There was a sub-camp of Dachau that was called Allach; Allach did many of the same things as Dachau.
The first year that Dachau was open it housed about 4,800 prisoners. The number rose as the persecution of Jews increased. On November 10-11, 1938, more than 10,000 Jewish men were interned there. Dachau camp was also a training center for SS concentration camp guards. Because Dachau was the first regular concentration camp the way it was organized and the routine they had became a model for the many other concentration camps that were later made. Dachau had two sections, one was the crematories where many Jewish bodies
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