Dachau concentration camp | Pt.2
'Ashes of the unknown concentration camp prisoners'
This was taken at the first Nazi Concentration camp that was opened in Germany, Dachau concentration camp, its main purpose was to hold political prisoners. It was surrounded by a ten foot wide no man’s land, where the guard towers would use gunfire instantaneously, if a prisoner entered the confinements. When it first opened in March 1993, it was to accommodate 5,000 people in its borders. Between the years 1933 and 1946, more than 3.5 million Germans were imprisoned in such concentration camps or prisons for political reasons. Dachau itself had 32,000 documented deaths and thousands that were left undocumented. Prisoners were in constant fear of brutal mistreatment and torturous exercises.
The Dachau concentration camp site is now a memorial, site and has been left pretty much how it was all those years ago. With many of the original barracks, prisoner toilets and towers still in tact. A memorial was created with the following words:
“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 man”
It was a truly moving experience and would recommend anyone to visit if they are in the area.
I will upload a few photos which represents the camp as much as possible.