Pence visits former Nazi concentration camp

US Vice President Mike Pence has toured the site of a former Nazi concentration camp in Germany.

Pence paid a sombre visit to the Dachau camp near Munich that was established by the Nazis in 1933.

He was joined by his wife Karen, daughter Charlotte, together with a survivor of the camp and other officials.

More than 200,000 people from across Europe were held at Dachau, and more than 40,000 prisoners died there. The camp was liberated by US forces in April 1945.

Mr Pence spoke at the Munich Security Conference of foreign diplomats and defence officials on Saturday and was travelling to Brussels later on Sunday for meetings with Nato and European Union officials.


More in this Section

Mercury spacecraft powered by British ion drive

UK space scientists to investigate Mercury’s mysteries

Three people dead after plane accident in central Germany

Mother who cheated death in parachute jump sabotaged by husband skydives again

Breaking Stories

Meet the A-listers of Zeminar 2018

Impressive double act kicks off Wexford Festival Opera

Boyhood dream becomes a reality for filmmaker George Morrison

More From The Irish Examiner