This project will focus on Theodor Eicke, and how he shaped the Nazi Party. Eicke is responsible for many key identifiers of the Nazi Party: the concentration camp system, the punishment system within concentration camps, the usage of prisoner labor, Shutzstaffel [SS] formations and indoctrinations, and other organizational schemes of the Nazi Party. This essay will examine Eicke’s background and his contributions to the Nazi Party as Dachau Camp Comandante, Camp Inspectorate, and Commander of the Waffen-SS Death Head Division, and how each of these components contributed to greater Nazi violence and the Final Solution.
Level of Honors
Gregory D. Milano
Jackson, Erin, "Theodor Eicke and His Contributions to the Nazi Party: An Essay on the Development of the Nazi Concentration Camp System and SS-Totenkopfdivision" (2022). Lawrence University Honors Projects. 187.