Bavaria · Germany

Never Again. Dachau

Just a short drive outside of Munich is the small town Dachau, where you’ll find the KZ Dachau Memorial Site. It was the first, and served as a model for other Nazi concentration camps that followed. Not only were prisoners forced into hard labour, they were beaten, murdered, disease-ridden, starved, subject to medical experiments, and many other horrors. You can find out more about the camp here.

If you plan to visit the Memorial Site, be sure to give yourself lots of time. My friend and I had planned to stay there for 2 hours at most. We ended up staying for 4 hours. Take your time, nothing should be missed here.

I left the Memorial feeling I have no right to claim any real suffering in my life.

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Dachau Gate
The gate to Dachau. Phrase translates to “Work Makes (you) Free”.

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Dachau

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The fake “shower bath” room. This was the gas chamber.

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What the camp used to look like
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17 thoughts on “Never Again. Dachau

  1. Thanks for stopping by “Along the Way” and the like Thanks also for sharing your photos and adventures. The sculpture photos remind me of Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Israel. Yes…left there with the same feeling.

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