VP Pence Visits Former Nazi Concentration Camp

DACHAU, Germany (AP) -
The entrance gate of the former Nazi concentration camp in Dachau, near Munich, southern Germany. (AP Photo/Christof Stache, File)

Vice President Mike Pence toured the site of a former Nazi concentration camp on Sunday.

VP Pence paid a somber visit to the Dachau camp near Munich that was established by the Nazis in 1933. The vice president was joined by 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 U.S. forces in April 1945.

VP Pence spoke at the Munich Security Conference of foreign diplomats and defense officials on Saturday and was traveling to Brussels later Sunday for meetings with NATO and European Union officials.

In 2015, then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visited the site with his granddaughter during a trip to Germany.