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Germany Marks 60th Anniversary of Dachau Liberation

Hundreds of survivors of the Dachau Nazi concentration camp have marked the 60th anniversary of their liberation.

Sunday's ceremony drew former prisoners, their families and politicians to the site of the camp near Munich.

Dachau was built in 1933, the year Adolf Hitler took power. It was the first of the death camps the Nazis built across Europe. More than 200,000 people from 38 countries were imprisoned at Dachau during World War II. Thirty-thousand were killed, starved or died of disease, before American troops liberated the camp on April 29, 1945.

Several speakers told the crowd today, it is important to remember what happened at Dachau, especially as remaining survivors get older.

Some information for this report provided by AP, Reuters and AFP.