Friday, March 7, 2014

Dachau

One week ago today, February 28, 2014, I visited the Dachau concentration camp.  Sobering.  Haunting.  Something I'll never forget.  Amazing what people can do to one another.  Two pictures linger in my mind.

Main entrance gate to Dachau.  "Arbeit macht frei" translates roughly to "work makes free" which is their Orwellian way of saying that there was a legitimate reason for this camp, I suppose.  Can you imagine being forced to walk through that gate?

This is, of course, the gas chamber.  They could put 150 people in here.  The official line is that this chamber was never used, they never gassed people on German soil.  The tour guide was skeptical, and so am I.