Burton Dane Travels

We're traveling through Europe and parts nearby for a year. We'll be posting our pix and adventures here.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Dachau Concentration Camp

The entrance is through the original gatehouse with an iron gate that cynically says “work sets you free”.

Cold drizzle and quiet matched the sadness of this place. The only vivid color was of the crematorium brick, gas room tile and the triangles used to identify the class of prisoner (yellow for jews, pink for gays, etc.).

Dachau was the “pilot” camp for the rest of the camp system. They figured out processes and procedures here, trained on them, then used them elsewhere.

The museum included the overall story and individual accounts of victims and perpetrators. It’s devastating.

It was terribly sad


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