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Lesson Five: Jewish Life in Concentration Camps

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This lesson focuses on Jewish life in Nazi concentration camps. Dachau was the first Nazi concentration camp, established in April 1933 in a suburb of Munich. The first inmates of Dachau were political prisoners, but later Jews constituted about one-third of the total population. There were thousands of camps by the end of the World War II. Lesson Five explores Jewish life in these camps through artifacts and survivor testimony.

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