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.
Here is a map showing the location of the other camps.
Signs on the roofs promised freedom. Of course there was no such freedom.
Prisoners in Dachau came from many countries, including Ireland.
Here is a picture of the prisoners’ beds.
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.