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  1. When was the first concentration camp established and when were the concentration camps liberated? Mary Claire Paddock English – 6th period

  2. Establishment of Concentration Camps • When? When the Nazis came into power in Germany in the early 1930s. • Why? In an effort to group people who were in some way “undesirable” in one place where they could be watched

  3. The First Camp Established DACHAU • Opened on March 22, 1933 • Located about 10 miles northwest of Munich, in southern Germany • Accommodated up to 5,000 prisoners at a time • Served as a “prototype” for other camps that would follow

  4. Dachau Prisoners

  5. Dachau – prisoner barracks

  6. Liberation of the Camps MAJDANEK • What? The first camp to be liberated • Where? Poland - When? July 23, 1944 - By Whom? The Soviet troops

  7. Majdanek Ovens

  8. Majdanek Liberation Day

  9. Liberation of Other Camps • Most concentration camps were liberated between 1944 and 1945. • The camps were liberated by the Allied Troops which were led by the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union. • Dachau, the first camp established, was liberated by U.S. soldiers on April 29, 1945.