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... I met some wonderful people from Tampa! AND, they both are accountants who work for Deloitte. If anyone knows how a Deloitte person acts, well, that was my first impression. (Huge pricks!) The mother at first was really rude but warmed up to me once she discovered I'm an accountant. Then, I met a nice family from Louisiana and the daughter was amazed I was doing this trip solo and for so long. And that is where the "good" in a good morning ends. We entered through the gates with ...
... of coal towards the end of the war meant that local farmers had to help to dispose of thousands of bodies which were not burnt. It is hard to say just how much this experience touched us, but it leaves a lasting impression as you leave as free people, through the gates with an inscription 'work sets you free', a cruel taunt for those who were worked to death within the camp. We left Dachau behind, hoping to find solace in the Black Forest. The tour of the ...
... words on the front gate mean "work brings freedom" . Then we went into the museum to see daily lifestyles and a short movie on the Dachau camp. Did you know that the camp was made for 6,000 people, but at a point there were 32,000? That the prisoners had to destroy the old camp and build a new one? The people that were prisoners were Jewish, a lot of Christians, and politicians. The Jewish people were treated the ...
... because they were too afraid to be heard talking about it.
The next photograph is the words on the entrance gate to Dachau, "Arbeit Macht Frei", which means Work makes you free. But this wasn't true at all at Dachau, and all the prisoners knew it. So much so that the original lettering on the door was done by a Polish prisoner, and this prisoner, sneakily made the B in the ARBEIT word upside down, which was a symbol of defiance to the rest ...
... The sculptures were incredible. Some people who had spent time in Dachau created sculptures that remain in the camp today. One is all black, with people, skin and bones. You could see their ribs and cheek bones. They were mangled, in various shapes. This sculpture was meant to represent the suicides commited every single day from running into the electric fence.
Things got very real in the bunker. ...
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