Or for the non-German readers: Dachau Concentration Camp
Not really much I can say that hasn't already been said about concentration camps during the 1930's through 1940's. So this post will be image heavy and I loaded the pictures as large as I could so you can see what I saw. I want to share what I got to see while visiting Germany. I will add a few little bits of information and translation but for the most part this post will be mainly pictures.
***Warning: Some of these pictures and descriptions may bother you so before continuing on, you have been warned. This was not a pretty time for humanity!***
Giant plaque by the bus stop on the way to the visitor center before getting to the concentration camp. TIP: Get the audio guide at the visitor center, it is worth it! The audio guide is 3.50 Euro. You will also need to leave your ID or passport as deposit for their audio guide.
Aerial map of the concentration camp.
The plaque above is on the wall just before reaching the gate below to enter the concentration camp.
'WORK MAKES YOU FREE'
The foundation for the concentration camp barracks. In the distance you can see some reconstructed barracks.
Small foot bridge over the Würm river that leads from the main part of the camp to the Crematorium and Russian Orthodox Chapel.
Russian Orthodox Chapel
Rough translation (If you find a better translation don't hesitate to tell me. My German is not the best): 'With the blessings of His Holiness Patriarch Alexij II the chapel was built 50 years after the end of World War (II) to commemorate the Russian countrymen who under the Nazis suffered death in the concentration camp.'
My guess is that the plaque above reads the same as the previous one except I assume this one to be in Russian. They are on either side of the entrance to the Chapel.
You get the idea though.
Inscription: 'OVER 6 MILLION JEWS FELL VICTIM TO THE NATIONAL SOCIALIST VIOLENT REIGN'
If you have any questions or comments about any of the photos don't hesitate to leave me a comment. Sorry it took so long to get the pictures posted from the trip but it was a very somber experience. Going through the pictures and translations brought it all back to me. This is one place I will never forget having visited for the rest of my life.