Chancellor Merkel visits Dachau site

"The memory of the prisoners' fates fills me with deep sadness and shame," said Chancellor Angela Merkel, the first German leader born after World War II and the first to visit the Dachau concentration camp site. Opened in 1933 weeks after Hitler took power, the camp eventually held 200,000 Jews, gays, Roma, political prisoners and prisoners of war. Over 41,000 people died in Dachau – killed, starved or diseased – before US troops liberated the camp in April 1945.

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