Dachau was the first of it’s kind in Germany. Initially in 1933, it was built to hold political prisoners. Like most concentration camps, Dachau KZ (Konzentrationslager), and it’s town share the same name. The camp and town are located a little northwest of the city of Munich (Muenchen). The Reich’s intentions were to begin with political prisoners, then move on to hold Jews, criminals, foreign nationals (POWs).
NOTE: I know this is hard to see, but once you click to see more, there will be a link “Click here to see videos and gallery”. This part actually expands so you can see photos, videos and other documents related to this particular post. Sorry it’s not as visible as I’d like. It is something I will have to look at changing in the future. Unfortunately, you can only upload one photo/document/video at a time.