At the end of the walk of freedom, you come to a gate that leads to what can only be described as certain death. It starts with the perimeter gate. All along the edge of the camp is the fence, with a ditch on the inside – just to ensure that those inside stay inside.
It’s a deep ditch. I don’t remember how deep it is, but I know that if you fall in, you’ll need some extra effort and some help to get out.
As you can see from the picture, the wall is a concrete like material and then there are stone at the top, also at an angle. This was designed to make escape next to impossible.
It was here that we heard of stories that were horrific. Soldiers would take prisoners hats and throw them on the stones. Then they would order them to retrieve their hats. The guards in the watchtower would then use the prisoners as target practice and shoot them down. There are no words to begin to describe this and what lays ahead on the other side of the fence. We’ll go there for the next travel post.