Located within a suburb of Munich, Dachau was the model concentration camp, established before any of the other major camps that arose throughout the 1933-1945 period. A Category I Arbeitslager (Work Camp), Dachau was built on the site of a former munitions factory and served as the training centre for concentration camp guards. More than 200,000 people were deported to the Dachau camp system - over 40,000 of them were killed. The camp was liberated by US troops in late April 1945.

Gate Dachau

The Dachau Prämienschein was a modified version of the standard 1943 concentration camp token design. "Konzentrationslager Dachau" is underlined at the top of the note with "Prämienschein" and a space for the prisoner's number ("Häftling Nr.") in the centre along with the denomination. A short note was printed in German concerning the validity of the token at the bottom left with serial numbers to the right. The tokens were produced using thin coloured card, with denominations of .50RM, 1RM, 2RM, 3RM and 4RM.

Dachau Tokens