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... counts as a sleep-in). We had about one and a half hours to explore the vast grounds of the camp. It wasn't enough time. I managed to visit all of the buildings and listen to the main parts of the audio tour but it wasn't enough to fully appreciate the history of the ...
... when it's time to leave on Sunday. We had dinner and I took a quick walk around Marienplatz to try to get oriented. I also stopped in the Galeria, which appears to be Germany's version of Macy's. Maybe they are the same store? I felt so at home. Tomorrow we will explore the city some more and I will try to talk Aunt Marge into a beer at Hofbräuhaus. It has Rick Steves' stamp of approval, so maybe she'll knock one ...
... primarily as a labour camp it seems, while some later camps were built to be extermination camps. Dachau had the fake showers that were actually gas chambers but it sounds like this was not really put into use as they had at other camps. Still, it was sobering to see the setup. Equally sobering were the crematoriums that worked 24/7 it seems, to burn the many bodies of those who died here. There were nearby execution grounds ...
... as few of us have ever experienced anything close. As someone who did not live through the war it’s a sobering thought, but at the same time reminds us just how lucky we are to not have to ever experience such things in our lifetimes.
Just outside of the crematorium is a beautiful park like area with groves of trees and trimmed lawns and shrubs. It is in these lovely woods that many executions took place early in ...
... intellectuals etc who spoke out against Hitler's party. The camp was initially built to house 6000 prisoners, who were being "rehabilitated" through work (so the German public was told). On the wrought iron gate at the entrance of the camp are the words "Work Will Set You Free." There was no real chance of freedom though, and the work conditions were brutal. Eventually, Jews, "blacks," homosexuals, and priests (who spoke out against the ...
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