Dachau

Dachau: Germany’s first concentration camp, about 10 miles northwest of Munich. I remained haunted by the whole visit for several days after. Haunted still.

Dachau

Memorial plaque

"Arbeit macht frei" is written on the entrance gates; literally meaning "work makes (one) free"

The barracks. The camp consisted of 69 barracks.

A barrack meant to sleep 50 people but over 200 people slept in one.

These gates lead to the original crematorium and burials for the unknown.

Building where prisoners were processed. Sculpture shows prisoners caught in barbed wire.

Information source can be found here.

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This entry was published on 29/12/2011 at 3:38 PM. It’s filed under travel, Vacation/Holiday and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “Dachau

  1. I went there about 10 years ago now. It really sticks with you. Did you notice there’s still an absence of birdsong there?

  2. did they get blankets?

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