On March 22, 1933, a few weeks after Adolf Hitler had been appointed Reich Chancellor, a concentration camp for political prisoners was set up in Dachau. This camp served as a model for all later concentration camps and as a “school of violence” for the SS men under whose command it stood. In the twelve years of its existence over 200.000 persons from all over Europe were imprisoned here and in the numerous subsidary camps. 41.500 were murdered. On April 29 1945, American troops liberated the survivors.
Dachau was not only the first concentration camp but it would also become the first international concentration camp memorial site in the Federal Republic of Germany in 1965. It has become an important place of learning, memory and rememberance for thousands of visitors each year.
I have worked as a “fully accredited” guide for the Dachau Memorial Site since 2008.
PRICE: Euro 250 (approx: 4.5 -5 hours) for up to 5 people. Additional people Euro 20 per person. Includes transport costs.