Holocaust scholars draw a distinction between concentration camps (described
in this article) and extermination camps, which were established by the Nazis for
Concentration camps (Konzentrationslager; abbreviated as KL or KZ) were an
integral feature of the regime in Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1945. The term
Most prisoners in the early concentration camps were German Communists,
Socialists, Social Democrats, Roma (Gypsies), Jehovah's Witnesses,
The Nazis set up their first concentration camp, Dachau, in the wake of Hitler's
takeover of power in 1933. By the end of the war, 22 main concentration camps ...
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During the Holocaust
, the Nazis established concentration camps
across Europe. At first, these concentrations camps
were meant to hold political prisoners; however, by the beginning of World War II, these concentration camps
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Less than two weeks later, Dachau, the first Nazi concentration camp, was
opened. Situated near Munich, Dachau became a place of internment for
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A concentration camp is a place where people are detained or confined without
trial. Prisoners were kept in extremely harsh conditions and without any rights.
Most people are familiar with the names of the major concentration camps ... the
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum first began to document all of the camps, the ...
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