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Police State
One of the first steps in the creation of the Nazi police state was the elimination of dissent. Opponents of Hitler's regime, including liberals, socialists, Communists, trade unionists, and intellectual dissidents, were imprisoned in concentration camps. The first permanent camp was at Dachau, a small town near Munich.

Dachau inmates perform forced labor. 1933.
Dachau inmates perform forced labor. 1933.
—USHMM #10768/Bundesarchiv Koblenz, Germany (inventory number 152-01-024)
A roundup of political opponents of the Nazi regime. 1933.
A roundup of political opponents of the Nazi regime. 1933.
—USHMM #14069/Bildarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz/Art Resource, NY

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