German Chancellor commemorates 70th anniv. of Dachau liberation

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Angela Merkel marked 70 years since the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. She’s the first German Chancellor to give a speech at the commemoration. Dachau was the prototype for Nazi Germany’s network of death camps. CCTV America’s Nathan King filed this report from Washington.

German Chancellor commemorates 70th anniv. of Dachau liberation

German Chancellor commemorates 70th anniv. of Dachau liberation

Angela Merkel has marked 70 years since the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. She's the first German Chancellor to give a speech at the commemoration. Dachau was the prototype for Nazi Germany's network of death camps. CCTV America's Nathan King filed this report from Washington, D.C.

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  • It was almost an unimaginable scene of human suffering when U.S. troops liberated Germany’s first Nazi concentration camp in Dachau- more than 200,000 people were held and over 40,000 prisoners died. The camp had a horrible history dating back to 1933- the Nazi government conducted brutal medical experiments on prisoners and worked them to death. Dachau became a model for the extermination camps that killed millions of Jews and other minorities.