Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Warning of unpleasant: Dachau Concentration Camp (short introduction/description)

Warning: This is a sensitive topic and if you do not want to read further, please leave the post now.

Adolf Hitler, the dictator of Germany after WWI and I believe a trigger to another war - WWII, built this concentration camp in 1933 when he took over the power to become Reich Chancellor and rule Germany. Dachau was the first formal and well established concentration camp built by the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers' Party. The concentration camp was opened 51 days after Hitler became the ruler of Germany.

In this memorial site, we, as visitors, would walk through the same path as people who were enrolled or forced into the camp in those days. I personally think that it is a good experience to see how the people lived and know more about this horrible fact in History and to reflect ourselves.

The memorial site is FREE of ENTRANCE
The opening hours are: Tue - Sun 9am - 5pm
Recommendation: check before visiting: Official website!

First when we arrived, we went into the 'lobby' and hired the audio guide.

Price list of the audio guide:
Rental: 3,50 
Reduced (groups, pupils and students): 2,50
The booklet at the back told us the numbers of the room.

There are two different guide tours, Basic information (1.5 hours) and Detailed information (3 hours). The audio guide comes in different languages, we chose English.

It was a over view of the memorial site

This is the bridge where we enter the site.

Arbeit Macht Frei = Work makes free in English
It was what people in the concentration camp believe, but we all now know it's not true!

If you would like to know more about the concentration camp, please read the longer post.


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