Dachau

1,416 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,416
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
6
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
12
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide











  • Dachau

    1. 1. Dachau Kaitlin Gibboney and Miranda Weaver
    2. 2. Purpose of Dachau Established in 1933 First regular concentration camp Started by the Nazis Built for political prisoners of the Nazi Party Also built to train SS Concentration Camp guards
    3. 3. General Information Located 10 miles northwest of Munich, Germany On the first day opened, there were 1,200 inmates During its first year, there were 4,800 prisoners Most of the prisoners were German communists
    4. 4. Capacities The camp was built to hold about 5,000 prisoners by 1945 By this year, there were approximately 206,206 prisoners registered to be held there
    5. 5. Deaths The actual number of deaths is unknown Registered deaths as an estimate was around 31,591 dead These deaths were mostly caused by natural means, exposure, disease, or executions
    6. 6. People of the Camp Started out holding only German communists Grew to hold social democrats, trade unionists, political opponents of the Nazis, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Gypsies, homosexuals, asocials, and criminal offenders
    7. 7. Jews Jews were held in the camps previously After November 10-11 (Kristallnacht), a larger number of Jews were incorporated into the camp About 10,000 Jewish men were sent to Dachau
    8. 8. The Grounds Dachau was made up of 2 sections Camp Area Crematorium Made up of 32 barracks Had a courtyard made to execute prisoners in Surrounded by an electric barbed fence, a large ditch, and 7 guard towers to prevent prisoners from escaping
    9. 9. Medical Experiments Prisoners were used as test subjects for medical experiments Experiments led by Dr. Sigmund Rascher Benefited the German Air Force by conducting high altitude tests Experiments done on 180-200 prisoners 70-80 of those died from the experiments
    10. 10. Disposing of the Dead The deaths at Dachau estimate around 32,000 Initially, the dead were buried in graves In 1941, there was a body disposal issue Used crematorium to dispose of bodies in response to the problem
    11. 11. Citations www.holocaust_history.org/ www.ushmm.org/wic/article.php? Moduled=10005214 www.scrapbookpages.com

    ×