Dachau

On Monday morning we had the opportunity to visit Dachau concentration camp which was actually the first camp and became the model the rest were built on. It was a harrowing experience.

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Here is a map showing the location of the other camps.

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Signs on the roofs promised freedom. Of course there was no such freedom.

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Prisoners in Dachau came from many countries, including Ireland.

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Here is a picture of the prisoners’ beds.

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One leaves a place like this with many emotions: anger….sorrow….confusion….and with many questions: how did it happen? How could it happen? …..but one has to leave with the resolution: this must never be allowed to happen again.

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