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Photographer's Note

This photo was taken of the gate at Dachau Concentration Camp

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Dachau Concentration Camp, a short summary, with the help of Wikipedia:
In a very short explanation: Dachau was the first established concentration camp in Germany, and it was the last to fall. The camp was established as a prototype and model for other camps. The camp was designed as a work camp, not necessarily an extermination camp - and many people here were political prisoners, especially at first.

Upon liberation in 1945, "the American troops were so horrified by conditions at the camp that a few killed some of the camp guards after they had surrendered in what is called the Dachau massacre". Depending on the report, it is said that between "15" and "520" Germans were massacred after surrendering.

Dachau (the city) is now a suburb of Munich, about 16km away. You can take the subway to the Memorial.

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Now, I personally thought I must go to a concentration camp while on my backpack adventure because I needed to see with my own eyes what I had read about. Being there is absolutely stunning. Being there is unlike anything I had imagined (yes, I know most is recreated). I assure you, this experience was not one of the most happy moments of my life...but it is one that will vividly stand out in my mind for ever. I am unbelievably glad I went, and suggest everyone also do the same, if given the opportunity. I went with the 'Sandeman's Free Walking Tour' and I really suggest taking a tour, and not trying to do it on your own because you're much more engaged and learn much much more than you would on your own.

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  • Copyright: Kaitlyn Montgomery (blueskies) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 20] (85)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2011-08-12
  • Exposure:f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
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  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-09-22 17:15
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