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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast Germany north-northwest of Munich. It was the site of a Nazi concentration camp built in 1935 and captured by the Allies in April 1945. Population: 40,500.

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  • n. a concentration camp for Jews created by the Nazis near Munich in southern Germany

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  • In 1966 I was living in Dachau Concentration Camp outside of Munich and working there as a civilian for the U.S.

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  • There were atrocities committed [in Dachau], but even after the Americans liberated it there were thousands of people dying.

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  • He'd been in Dachau and he'd also been on Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin and most famously on Late Night with David Letterman.

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  • Perhaps if we truly, and globally, accepted apathy as a doctrine above all others, then Hitler and the SS would never have thrown Neimoller in Dachau prison.

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  • He had been tortured in Dachau for his opposition to the regime.

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  • Although it was 6 years ago, I can still recall the image of being in Dachau Concentration Camp looking into the belly of an abandoned crematorium where the ashes of burned humans remained.

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  • It's a question of feeling shame, and so very quietly, they often go, the women who are about to have children, often go to neighboring villages so that the identity cards of their children will not bear the name Dachau on them.

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  • MILLER: They are obviously so ashamed of the name Dachau because of the famous concentration camp in which thousands and thousands of political prisoners and Jews perished.

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  • We decided yesterday that we would visit the Concentration Camp Memorial at Dachau, which is only 30 minutes north of Munich.

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  • I pray you google "Dachau" or "gulag" and see for yourself what your splendid idea about slave labor means in human terms ...

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