Or perhaps this is just pendantry:
That some of those 800,000 asylum-seekers Angela Merkel wants to welcome to Germany are being “housed in the former Dachau concentration camp” was irresistible, although they are not living in the death camp itself but only in an adjacent barracks.
Dachau wasn’t a death camp. It was a concentration camp, many died there, were executed there, were murdered, but it was not a “death camp”. Chelmno, Sobibor, Treblinka, these were death camps. The distinction being that at a death camp the entire aim and purpose was to kill: prisoners were executed within hours of arrival. They were sent there to be executed and that’s that.