Monday, March 16, 2009


The trip to Dachau last Sunday was enlightening... The reason Dachau is so famous is because it was the first official concentration camp and hence ended up acting as a blueprint for all the further ones.

Arbeit Macht Frei (Work shall set you free)

I learnt that the initial reason for their creation was to arrest all anti-Nazi people (of which there were a lot!), but later on as the war progressed they turned into the most inhuman places on earth, where people died of overwork, cold, disease, murder, torture, gas chambers and what not. It was indeed a dark chapter in the German History and it is indeed great to see the remarkable turn-around in such a short span. I took a picture towards the end of the tour but somehow could not smile...

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