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... 29, 1945, when American troops liberted the prisoners. In the 12 years of operation, over 200,000 people passed through its gates. The Memorial Site itself was opened in 1965. The most poignant part of the tour was at the end at the statue of "the unknown prisoner" by Fritz Koeller. The inscription reads "to honor the dead, to warn the living" ... I wonder if everyone is listening.
The sadness of the tour ...
... an impact on your senses!
The churches in this part of Bavaria often have onion domes on their towers which I didn't expect. Some of the trees have begun to change color here, too. Most homes that we drive by have impressive woodpiles out back so I am guessing they may use wood burning ovens for at least part of their heat source. We have passed by several fields of sunflowers ...
... for Munich, but stopped at Dachau Concentration Camp along the way. Dachau was the first of the concentration camps, built in 1933 and the only one that existed throughout the entire Nazi regime. It was supposed to be the model upon which all the others were built. This camp was built with gas chambers, but for some unexplained reason never put into use at the camp. We saw the gate through which the prisoners ...
... various shops. We got Marin a hot chocolate (and I learned how to ask for one in broken German), me another coffee, and a sandwich for Marin to pick at as we traveled. Even though she wasn't feeling so great, Marin has been wanting to see Dachau since we decided to do the trip, so off we went.
The train ride took around 20 minutes, again through lovely countryside, followed by a 10 minute bus ride (insert a 15 minute wait ...
... the end of the lane, including a chapel, a small orthodox church and a small synagogue. At the end of the barracks we were led to the left where we passed over a small creek and into a pleasantly forested area. This is where the crematorium was located, attempting to disguise it’s sinister purpose. Here other prisoners would actually help process the ones too weak to work further into the supposed “showers” where they would ...
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