Dachau Concentration Camp: Model of Inhumanity

19 Nov

Karina Pinella

[5th of a series of posts about my late October travels to southern Germany]

“You are not responsible for what happened. But you certainly are responsible for preventing it from happening again.”
—Max Mannheim, Jewish concentration camp survivor (b. February 6, 1920 – d. September 23, 2016)

Dachau Concentration Camp was the first of its kind to be built for its purpose and was used as a model for other Nazi-era camps. As the oldest such facility, operational from 1933-1945, Dachau was originally opened for political prisoners, but later evolved into primarily holding Jewish people, who were subjected to gross overcrowding, medical experimentation, and torture. It also continued to imprison political prisoners, non-Jewish Nazi protesters, and groups that the Nazi Party considered as “inferior peoples,” e.g., Jehovah’s Witnesses, gypsies, physically or mentally disabled people, homosexuals.

Similar to the Documentation Centre in Nuremberg, this infamous site has been slowly transformed…

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Posted by on SatAmerica/Los_Angeles2016-11-19T04:57:16+00:00America/Los_Angeles11bAmerica/Los_AngelesSat, 19 Nov 2016 04:57:16 +0000 31, in tyranny


One response to “Dachau Concentration Camp: Model of Inhumanity

  1. Karina Pinella

    SunAmerica/Los_Angeles2016-11-20T18:35:38+00:00America/Los_Angeles11bAmerica/Los_AngelesSun, 20 Nov 2016 18:35:38 +0000 31, at 6:35 pm

    Thanks for the reblog!



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