Saturday, March 19, 2011

Monday, March 20, 1933

Snowed this a.m. I went to school. Went swimming. Ruth Ray is coming down tonight.

March 20, 1933 Heinrich
 Heinrich Himmler, SS leader and chief of the Munich police, announces the opening of the Dachau concentration camp. The camp is located about 10 miles northwest of Munich in southern Germany. Dachau is one of the first concentration camps the Nazis establish. The first prisoners arrive two days later. They are mainly Communists and Socialists and other political opponents of the Nazi party. Dachau is the only camp to remain in operation from 1933 until 1945.

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