German political prisoners arriving at Dachau Concentration Camp in 1933

Notice the prisoner to the far right who is dressed in a Tyrolean jacket, lederhosen (leather shorts) and knee socks, typical clothing worn by German men in the southern state of Bavaria, where Dachau is located. The first prisoners in the Dachau Concentration Camp were political prisoners who were transferred from the city jail in Munich when it became overcrowded. Far from being a secret, the opening of the camp was announced by Heinrich Himmler at a press conference.

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