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 (dä′kou′, -KHou′)
A city of southeast Germany north-northwest of Munich. It was the site of a Nazi concentration camp built in 1933 and captured by the Allies in April 1945.


(German ˈdaxau)
(Placename) a town in S Germany, in Bavaria: site of a Nazi concentration camp. Pop: 39 474 (2003 est)


(ˈdɑ xaʊ)

a city in S Germany, near Munich: site of Nazi concentration camp. 33,950.
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Noun1.Dachau - a concentration camp for Jews created by the Nazis near Munich in southern Germany
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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McManus examines the American soldiers like Corporal Wilson who liberated and witnessed Ohrdruf, Buchenwald, and Dachau.
DACHAU -- Here in the Visitors Center of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, I am taking my time to reflect, while they are still very fresh, on my thoughts upon having just visited the first (established in 1933) of the Nazi concentration camps and the blueprint for future ones, including the death camps in Auschwitz.
The mud on the boots is fresh from Dachau concentration camp and the bath belongs to Adolf Hitler.
Buildings that were part of an herb garden at the former Dachau concentration camp are now home to 50 homeless people seeking refuge in Germany, reported the AFP on Tuesday.
David Brown Wilsey became one of the first people - and one of 28 physicians - to enter the Dachau concentration camp with the U.
That was before Hollywood director George Stevens marched into Dachau with cameras rolling.
London, Feb 15 ( ANI ): A researcher has claimed that German scientists at Dachau concentration camp looked into the possible use of malaria-infected mosquitoes as weapons during World War Two.
Between, it documents the eye witnessing of both places, by way of Dachau.
AT DACHAU, A LESSON FOR ABE (The JoongAng Daily, Seoul)
German chancellor Angela Merkel has made an historic visit to the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau.
Dachau was its own killing machine: tens of thousands died from the appalling conditions and treatment inside the camp itself.
PETER SURTEES, whose memories of a visit to Dachau concentration camp appeared recently in Your Space, has written to tell us of an interesting development following the publication of his story.