The Münchner Neueste Nachrichten (The Munich Latest News) publishes an article entitled "A Concentration Camp for Political Prisoners, Near Dachau" which says:
"The Munich Chief of Police, Himmler, has issued the following press announcement:
'On Wednesday the first concentration camp is to be opened in Dachau with an accommodation for 5000 persons. All Communists and - where necessary - Reichsbanner [armed units of the Social Democrats] and Social Democratic functionaries who endanger state security are to be concentrated here, as in the long run it is not possible to keep individual functionaries in the state prisons without overburdening these prisons, and on the other hand these people cannot be released because attempts have shown that they persist in their efforts to agitate and organise as soon as they are released.
We have taken these measures without consideration of any nit-picking objections because we are convinced that they are in the interests of and will aid in the reassurance of the national population.'
Himmler further promises that the incarceration would in individual cases not last any longer than is necessary, but that it also goes without saying that the evidence collected is much larger than expected and will take a while to sort through. The police are only delayed when constantly asked when this or that prisoner is going to be released. The widespread rumors about the mistreatment of prisoners is demonstrated by the fact that those prisoners who have asked for visits from a priest, like for example Dr. Geerlich and Freiherrn von Aretin, have had it approved."