After the “Walk of Freedom” at Dachau, your journey ends at the crematoriums.
This may be the most difficult part of the entire time at Dachau. Think of it this way, in order for any of this to make any sense what so ever, you have to think that the Nazis thought they were just disposing trash in an incinerator. That’s how irrational their whole endeavor became.
I’m not going to say much for this post because, well, words are lacking.
There is a monument to the prisoners who died here.
And information for you to read.
11,000. Let that sink in for a minute.
Humanity is capable of great atrocity. Humanity is capable of trying to deny the atrocity. And yet we have to keep learning this lesson. Unfortunately the people who haven’t learned this lesson will say “yeah, but…” and go on with some reasoning to explain why they are supporting a potential tyrant. Their reasons always stem in fear, hatred and blame. Given the state of the world, I’d say we haven’t learned the lesson yet. And in places where you’d think people would get it, they haven’t. Yes, I’m pointing at my own country, but there are plenty of other places too. God help us.