Dachau Concentration Camp

Type   Prison Camp
Historical Name of Location   Dachau, München-Oberbayern, Germany

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Dachau Concentration Camp Timeline

20 Mar 1933 Dachau Concentration Camp was established in Germany by the order of Heinrich Himmler; it was to be guarded by men of the SS.
1 Oct 1933 SS official Theodor Eicke expanded the punishment directives at Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany; these directives were later applied to all camps until the end of the European War.
9 Sep 1939 German Gestapo ordered all misbehaving Polish citizens to be arrested and placed in Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany.
27 Sep 1939 Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany was temporarily closed until 18 Feb 1940 for use of training SS units; prisoners of Dachau were sent to Mauthausen Concentration Camp.
1 Sep 1942 Martin Gottfried Weiss was made the commandant of Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany.
10 Oct 1942 From Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany, Sigmund Rascher reported his findings from experiments involving putting concentration camp prisoners in full flight suits and placing them in freezing conditions, concluding that the warming of the subjects' heads and necks were vital for the subjects' survival.
31 Oct 1943 Martin Gottfried Weiss stepped down as the commandant of Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany.
11 Sep 1944 Noor Inayat Khan was transferred to Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany.
12 Sep 1944 Yolande Beekman arrived at Dauchau Concentration Camp in southern Germany.
13 Sep 1944 Noor Inayat Khan was brutally beaten then executed by gunfire in the back of the head at Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany.
13 Sep 1944 Yolande Beekman was executed at Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany.
1 Nov 1944 Martin Gottfried Weiss was assigned to oversee the Mühldorf subcamp of Dachau Concentration Camp.
14 Apr 1945 As Allied troops advanced, Heinrich Himmler ordered all prisoners at Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany be exterminated.
24 Apr 1945 US First Army liberated Dachau Concentration Camp in southern Germany.
29 Apr 1945 In Germany, troops of US 157th and 122nd Infantry Regiments executed 165 German SS prisoners of war at Dachau Concentration Camp and the hamlet of Weßling to the southwest before a colonel intervened.
16 Jul 1945 The US Military Tribunal at Dachau, Germany sentenced Josef Dietrich to life in prison (later commuted to 25 years in prison) for the execution of US prisoners of war at Malmedy, Belgium in 1944.

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Mess hall, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, May 1933Prisoners at Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 24 May 1933 Prisoners moving a heavy wagon, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 24 May 1933SS Guards, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 24 May 1933
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WW2-Era Place Name Dachau, München-Oberbayern, Germany
Lat/Long 48.2689, 11.4686
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Mess hall, Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, May 1933
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