Saturday, August 15, 2009

A Reminder of A Grim Past

Behind me is one of the former guard towers guarding the concentration camp. Prisoners attempting to escape were executed in more ways than one.

Our vacation last July took us to many places. One of which is Germany's Dachau Memorial Site which used to be a concentration camp during the Third Reich period. It is a place of memory, of pilgrimage, and of education. The visit was quite a challenge, especially for my Daddy, but it was overall a deeply moving and memorable experience for my parents. I was too young to understand all about it though. Anyway, here are some of our photos:

Arbeit Macht Frei (Freedom Through Work)through the gatethe crematorium, the most sacred area of dachau
Mommy and melooking inside one of the prison cells inside the baracksthe memorial statue depicting figures of dead people
Never AgainWhere baracks No. 28 used to standOn the way to the Dachau Memorial Site
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