20 Mar 1933

Germany
22 Mar 1933

Germany
24 May 1933

Photo(s) dated 24 May 1933
SS Guards, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 24 May 1933Prisoners at Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 24 May 1933 Prisoners moving a heavy wagon, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 24 May 1933
10 Jun 1933

Photo(s) dated 10 Jun 1933
Prisoners, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 10 Jun 1933
26 Jun 1933

Germany
1 Oct 1933

Germany
4 Jul 1934

Germany
22 Oct 1934

Germany
12 Jan 1935

Germany
31 Mar 1936

Germany
8 May 1936

Photo(s) dated 8 May 1936
SS personnel at Dachau Concentration Camp during SS-Reichsf├╝hrer Heinrich HimmlerSS-Reichsf├╝hrer Heinrich Himmler and Rudolf He├č viewing a model of the Dachau Concentration Camp, Dachau, Germany, 8 May 1936SS-Reichsf├╝hrer Heinrich Himmler visiting Dachau Concentration Camp, Dachau, Germany, 8 May 1936League of German Girls leaders visiting Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 8 May 1936
28 Jun 1938

Photo(s) dated 28 Jun 1938
Prisoners, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 28 Jun 1938Prisoners, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 28 Jun 1938Prisoners, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 28 Jun 1938Prisoners, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 28 Jun 1938
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20 Jul 1938

Photo(s) dated 20 Jul 1938
Prisoners, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 20 Jul 1938Prisoners, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 20 Jul 1938Prisoners, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 20 Jul 1938Prisoners, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 20 Jul 1938
See all photos dated 20 Jul 1938
7 Jan 1939

Germany
9 Sep 1939

Germany
27 Sep 1939

Germany
20 Jan 1941

Photo(s) dated 20 Jan 1941
Himmler and Mussert at Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 20 Jan 1941, photo 1 of 2Himmler and Mussert at Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 20 Jan 1941, photo 2 of 2
25 Nov 1941

Germany
3 Jan 1942

Germany
1 Sep 1942

Germany
10 Oct 1942

Germany
30 Sep 1943

Germany
31 Oct 1943

Germany
11 Sep 1944

Germany
12 Sep 1944

Germany
13 Sep 1944

Germany
14 Apr 1945

Germany
19 Apr 1945

Germany
24 Apr 1945

Germany
26 Apr 1945

Germany
  • Over 10,000 prisoners of the Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany began to be sent out of the camp. Most of them, just under 7,000 in number, were forced to march on foot southwards. The remainder were evacuate by vehicles or trains. At least 1,071 of those sent out on foot would not survive the evacuation. ww2dbase [Dachau Concentration Camp | Dachau, M├╝nchen-Oberbayern | CPC]
27 Apr 1945

Germany
28 Apr 1945

Germany
  • SS-Untersturmf├╝hrer Johannes Otto was named the commandant of Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany, replacing Eduard Weiter. Within hours, SS-Untersturmf├╝hrer Heinrich Wicker was made the commandant. Outside the camp, escapees of the camp and a rebel unit of the Volkssturm staged an armed revolt in the town of Dachau; it was quickly and brutally put down by SS troops. Finally, also on this date, International Red Cross representative Victor Maurer negotiated an agreement for the Germans to surrender Dachau Concentration Camp to US troops. ww2dbase [Dachau Concentration Camp | Dachau, M├╝nchen-Oberbayern | CPC]
29 Apr 1945

Germany
  • SS-Untersturmf├╝hrer Heinrich Wicker became the final commandant of Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany, replacing Heinrich Wicker, who had been in that role for less than one day. Wicker would share the same fate as his predecessor, as American troops of the 3rd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, US 45th Infantry Division, commanded by Colonel Felix Sparks, would enter Dachau Concentration Camp on this day. Brigadier General Henning Linden of 222nd Infantry Regiment, US 42nd Infantry Division accepted the formal surrender from Wicker. Men of US 157th and 122nd Infantry Regiments were accused of executing a number of German SS prisoners of war, in the camp and in the nearby hamlet of We├čling, before a colonel intervened. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Dachau Concentration Camp | Dachau, M├╝nchen-Oberbayern | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Apr 1945
US Army troops executing German SS guards at Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 29 Apr 1945Prisoners celebrating, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 29 Apr 1945; note female prisoners in foregroundSS-Untersturmf├╝hrer Heinrich Wicker (mostly hidden behind aide) speaking with US General Henning Linden, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 29 Apr 1945; also present were journalist Paul Levy (with helmet, looking down), Dr. Victor Maurer (facing away)Prisoners celebrating the arrival of United States Army troops, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 29 Apr 1945
30 Apr 1945

Photo(s) dated 30 Apr 1945
An American soldier standing beside the bodies of SS personnel shot by US troops during the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 29-30 Apr 1945
3 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 3 May 1945
Prisoners
30 May 1945

Photo(s) dated 30 May 1945
Aerial photo of Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, circa May-Jun 1945
16 Jul 1945

Germany
22 Nov 1945

Photo(s) dated 22 Nov 1945
Friedrich Hoffmann during the trials at Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 22 Nov 1945
13 Dec 1945

Germany
8 Jul 1947

Photo(s) dated 8 Jul 1947
Ilse Koch at the US Military Tribunal in Dachau, Germany, 8 Jul 1947
14 Aug 1947

Photo(s) dated 14 Aug 1947
Prince Josias at the Buchenwald trial, Dachau, Germany, 14 Aug 1947

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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