Dachau Concentration Camp
Trip Start Apr 12, 2012
15Trip End Apr 30, 2012
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What I did
I guess the part I had the most difficult time with was marrying the beauty and serenity of the location with the atrocities that went on there. It was spring, everything was green, the birds were singing, and there were the death chambers. It was just really hard to wrap my head around it.
On March 22, 1933, a few weeks after Adolf Hitler had been appointed Reich Chancellor, a concentration camp for political prisoners was set up in Dachau
American troops liberated the survivors.
The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site was established in 1965 from the initiative of the surviving prisoners who had joined together in 1955 to form the Comité International de Dachau (CID) and fought for the establishment of a memorial site on the grounds of the former concentration camp.