Dachau propaganda article
Dachau propaganda, 1936. Dachau was the first concentration camp established by the Nazis.
Following Himmler’s encouragement, Rudolf abandoned his life on the farm to return to military life. On 1 December 1934, Rudolf arrived in Munich, from where he boarded a train heading north-west, to Dachau, where he was to work under Theodore Eicke. Dachau was the first concentration camp established by the Nazis, and its purpose was to house political prisoners. The prisoners were accommodated in the existing buildings of the Dachau Royal Gunpowder and Munitions Factory, which occupied only one of the five acres that made up the site. The camp held 4,800 prisoners, almost all opponents of the Nazi regime. Dachau was praised for its order and efficiency, with photographic reports featured in German propaganda publications such as Illustrierter Beobachter.
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