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The Third Reich


The Nazi concentration camp universe

To silence and terrorise . . .

Concentration camps were an essential part of Nazi rule. The Nazi regime created a vast network of concentration camps designed to silence and terrorise opponents of the regime. The first camps were established in 1933, eventually thousands of camps serving different purposes were scattered throughout German occupied Europe including prisoner-of-war, labour and transit camps, and ultimately six ‘death camps’ or killing centres.


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