German Chancellor Angela Merkel lays a wreath while visiting the Dachau concentration camp memorial
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Dachau camp

Angela Merkel has laid a wreath at the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau, in the first such visit to the site by a German chancellor.

Some 30,000 people died in Dachau before it was liberated by US soldiers on 29 April 1945.

It was the first camp to be built by the Nazis in March 1933.

Mrs Merkel, who toured the remnants of the camp, said it stood for "a horrible and unprecedented chapter of our history".

  • 21 Aug 2013
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