Dachau On The 22nd (Page Four)
Off again... More exploration ahead - Dachau is 16 km (10 mi) northwest of Munich
Did You Know? - Dachau concentration camp was the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany, intended to hold political prisoners. It is located on the grounds of an abandoned munitions factory northeast of the medieval town of Dachau, about 16 km (10 mi) northwest of Munich in the state of Bavaria, in southern Germany.
Opened in 1933 by Heinrich Himmler, its purpose was enlarged to include forced labor, and eventually, the imprisonment of Jews, German and Austrian criminals, and eventually foreign nationals from countries that Germany occupied or invaded. The Dachau camp system grew to include nearly 100 sub-camps, which were mostly work camps or "Arbeitskommandos," and were located throughout southern Germany and Austria.
The camps were liberated by U.S. forces on 29 April 1945.
Cold for Forbidding
The camp was huge
Artwork memorializes the tragic events of this area
Displays explain the horrors
Twelve years of operation
A place you do not want to go
So peaceful now... How about the late 1930 and early 1940's?
Burials by the 1000's
Barbed wire everywhere
Furnaces still exist
Time to leave
It's January 22nd... Back To Civilization, Time To Rest!
Real coffee.... Wheeeee!
Rooster eggs and bacon! Yummy