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Dachau Concentration Camp

Dachau was the first concentration camp built and used between 1933 and 1945, until the U.S. 7th Army liberated it. I went to this camp memorial site twice in 2011, more with the curiosity to see how the Germans present it to the tourists, than with the intention to learn more about the history. These photos are selected and combined from my 2 visits. You would notice the different colours of the leaves on the trees, etc. I have a couple of photos taken in Part 1 of the camp (the Exhibition) inserted in Part 2 (the Barracks), to help visualize what the crowded rooms had looked like. Part 3 is the crematorium section including the gas chamber. I have also included the last 2 photos of the memorial signs in Part 4 of the camp (the chapels) and used "Never Again" to conclude this album.

From what I observed, Germany, as the country where the unforgiven Hitler had lived and started the Holocaust, did try the best to be objective about it and disclosed the facts in documents and photos for the visitors and the future generations to view and to remember.

In the US, no matter how liberal, the president has to be a native-born American. I don't know anything about the German rules, but I always thought that had Germany carried out a rule that all the leaders had to be native-born citizens, Adolf Hitler, who was born in Austria, could have never become a powerful chancellor with so many real Germans as his followers.

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02_Work to be free.jpg
02_Work to be free.jpg
03_The exhibition room.jpg
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22_The Camp Road now.jpg
22_The Camp Road now.jpg
23_The Camp Road then.jpg
23_The Camp Road then.jpg
24_What Camp Road meant to them.jpg
24_What Camp Road meant to them.jpg
25_Waiting Room.jpg
25_Waiting Room.jpg
26_What they waited for.jpg
26_What they waited for.jpg
27_Door with the misleading sign to a shower room.jpg
27_Door with the misleading sign to a shower room.jpg
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29_Gas Chamber.jpg
29_Gas Chamber.jpg
30_Final shower.jpg
30_Final "shower".jpg
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32_Crematorium.jpg
32_Crematorium.jpg
33_Crematorium.jpg
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35_Prisoners cheering the US Army who liberated the camp.jpg
35_Prisoners cheering the US Army who liberated the camp.jpg
36_One of the tablets dedicated to the US 7th Army  the victims.jpg
36_One of the tablets dedicated to the US 7th Army the victims.jpg
37_Catholic Mortal Agony of Christ Chapel.jpg
37_Catholic Mortal Agony of Christ Chapel.jpg
38_Inside the Catholic Chapel.jpg
38_Inside the Catholic Chapel.jpg
39_Inside the Catholic Chapel.jpg
39_Inside the Catholic Chapel.jpg
40_Looking thru the entrance.jpg
40_Looking thru the entrance.jpg
41_Jewish Memorial.jpg
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43_Inside the Jewish Memorial.jpg
43_Inside the Jewish Memorial.jpg
44_In memory of the Jewish victims.jpg
44_In memory of the Jewish victims.jpg
45_Protestant Church of Reconciliation.jpg
45_Protestant Church of Reconciliation.jpg
46_Russian Orthodox Chapel.jpg
46_Russian Orthodox Chapel.jpg
47_Memorial at the camp.jpg
47_Memorial at the camp.jpg
48_Memorial in 5 languages.jpg
48_Memorial in 5 languages.jpg