A Visit to Dachau Concentration Camp in Munich, Germany
Visiting Dachau Concentration Camp was the main thing we did on our visit to Munich, but we did also find to visit Hofbrauhaus and a few other places. In this post I talk about what it was like visiting Dachau with kids.
An unburned hand hanging from an crematorium oven serves as a stark reminder of the death and horror of the Nazi death camps. It is not a prop. This was at Stutthof, a reminder that the atrocities were not just at the more infamous concentration camps such as Auschwitz and Buchenwald.
Map of the Holocaust in Europe during World War II, 1939-1945. This map shows all extermination camps (or death camps), most major concentration camps, labor camps, prison camps, ghettos, major deportation routes and major massacre sites.
Jewish prisoners posing for a photograph after the liberation, Dachau, Germany, 1945 - Dachau was a concentration camp for opponents to the Nazi regime, including Jews. Approximately 67,000 prisoners were liberated there on 29 April, 1945, about a third of them Jews. Survivors of the camp had no possessions or means, and thus many of them walked free still wearing prison garb, as they had no other clothes to wear.