Dachau 05.09.2014


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Though Munich is famous not only by its amazing beer and nice music. There was a center of national socialism ideology. And not only that one. Several years there lived Lenin. It looks like good beer attracts politics from all over the world. Also in this area back in that days there was the first Nazi concentration camp in Dachau.

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Not only Jews got in concentration camps back in those times, but also innocent Germans. Though if Jews had the only way out through crematory, Germans could go outside after changing the mind about the government and stuff like that.

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The weather was not really good starting from the morning. It was drizzly (and sometimes even rainy) the whole day (till my train back to Frankfurt). This even made the impression deeper.

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A huge amount of work was put there. Barracks were completely demolished, though they rebuilt 2 of them and reproduced the internal decoration.

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The thing which impressed me the most, is that they found people who survived and recorded their memories to audio tracks, so the visitor could listen to it. It's not translated so you can hear the original voice. There are also Russian voices. Well, compared to all this action war movies we have today, these stories might seem not so scary. But in the next moment you realize that these are true real stories, they really survived that, you change your mind about it.

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It was planned to kill all the prisoners before Americans arrival (Americans arrived here first), fortunately prisoners were able to start a riot the day before it and prevent massive kills. Throughout the war more than 200 thousands people were captured in this place. And this was not the biggest concentration camp.

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People who got here had to give away all the personal stuff, documents and dress into striped clothes. When police transferred people in here, people normally got no clue where they are going till the very last moment.

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Though it’s cool that they take care about such a museums.

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