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Today we did a tour to the Dachau Concentration Camp. We got there via the u-Bahn and public bus. I have been there before when I was 18 and I still remember it so it really made an impression on me. The iron sculpture is still there. Bodies caught in barbed wire. I've also been to Auschwitz so I knew what to expect. It's hard to know what to say about something like this. It just defies belief that some human ...
... were shot or hung and rooms where bodies were piled until cremated. Sorry for being too descriptive but this was the experience.
Also nearby was a main building now used as a museum. We saw video of events leading up to the war, how/why the camps were set up, who was placed here (Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, dissidents, etc.), what life was like, and videos taken when the camp was liberated. Stunning to imagine ....
... 8217;s history, specifically before the efficient use of Zyklon-B gas. Instead prisoners were shot in the back of their heads. We walked through these woods and saw several memorial sites where these atrocities happened. It seems that the irony of Dachau did go even further.
On the final stop of the tour we were shown a replica of the barracks as they would have looked. As I mentioned before none of the original barracks were ...
... being sent to the camp as well. Other camps had to be built to house the millions of people who were being imprisoned, and even still, Dachau, which had only the capacity for 6000 people, was stuffed with over 30,000 prisoners by the time the Allied forces took the camp in 1945. Barracks meant for 50 people housed 400. In fact, a second (larger) crematorium was built in the camp because the original one wasn't able to handle the number of dead ...
... a mental problem. It's irrational and exhausting. The Dauchau memorial was well done, meaning, not made pretty. The iron gates still said, "work will free you", and the barracks and grounds were plain and stark, though mostly rebuilt. The gas chamber and crematoriums made the strongest impression. I recoiled when I first went in. The gas chamber was deceptively designed to look like a shower, with shower heads and tiling. The crematorium ...
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