“May the example of those who were exterminated here between 1933-1945 because they resisted Nazism help to unite the living for the defence of peace and freedom and in respect for their fellow men” – inscription on a memorial at Dachau
You can also see a recreated barracks
where victims lived like proverbial sardines.
Among memorials at Dachau is one with the slogan "Never Again" written in five languages.
At the back of the site there’s a Jewish memorial, a Catholic chapel and a Protestant church.
They’re close to a crematorium which was used to burn the dead. There’s also a gas chamber here which was disguised as a shower block. The official line is that the chamber was never used.
Dachau was ordered built by Munich police chief Heinrich Himmler, who later became the chief of the SS and Gestapo secret police.
Please consider these tours of Dachau Concentration Camp.
And here is the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial on the map.
If you have a chance to try and visit the town of Dachau as well. It's beautiful and has been a haven for artists for centuries - long before the Nazis came to be. There's a palace, Schloss Dachau, at the top of the hill.
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