Presentation on theme: "Dachau "Dachau - the significance of this name will never be erased from German history. It stands for all concentration camps which the Nazis established."— Presentation transcript:
Dachau "Dachau - the significance of this name will never be erased from German history. It stands for all concentration camps which the Nazis established in their territory." -Eugen Kogon
The roll call square It was in this area that the prisoners were counted every morning & evening, & assigned to their work. Punishment measures were announced & carried out here publicly to intimidate the prisoners. As the number of prisoners increased, the roll- call procedure also became longer & more exhausting. Dead prisoners were brought to roll-call & included in the count.
The shunt room The admission procedure to the Dachau concentration camp was completed in the shunt room; this procedure was brutal and meant for the prisoners the loss of personal rights, liberty and human autonomy.
The prisoner’s bath The baths were the last station of the admission procedure. This is where newly arrived prisoners had their heads shaved, were disinfected, showered & then sent to the barracks dressed in their prisoner clothing. Those already imprisoned came here once a week at the beginning - later less frequently - to "bathe," a procedure that according to the recollection of many survivors often involved harassment.
Main bldg. & Confinement The main building, where the exhibition is now housed, was built in 1938, and at that time accommodated workshops and administrative functions.
The camp road Located along the central axis of the camp was the main camp road, along which the barracks were built on both the left and the right. The ground plan of the camp, still recognizable today and characterized by its symmetrical alignment and functional divisions was also used in almost all other concentration camps.
The crematorium The crematorium grounds were strictly separated from the prisoners' camp. In fact, the bridge that you just crossed to enter this area was a later construction intended to provide visitors with access to the area after the grounds were incorporated as a memorial. In the SS camp, the path branched off to the crematorium area in front of the Jourhaus. Only the crematorium work detail was permitted to enter this area. This area also served as an execution site.