Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site

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This is the main gate for the Dachau Concentration Camp. The interrogations occurred inside this building.

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Prisoners were kept inside the fence.

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These beds were rebuilt for the memorial site, but obviously it was very cramped and crowded for the prisoners.

A very sobering day trip was to visit the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. I was impressed that it was accurate and honest stating what happened there. At the same time, it was very respectful to the people that died there. As we walked through the exhibits I saw groups of high school students meeting to discuss what happened in order for it to never happen again. It was sobering to see the fence around the concentration camp, the building where people were questioned, the tight quarters where people were housed, the gas chamber, and the crematorium. The memorial site was sobering, but respectful. I am glad I visited it to more clearly understand what occurred there.

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It was sobering and shocking for me to stand inside the gas chamber! It was sad that people died right in this room.

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The crematorium site was quite sobering to view.

 

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