In February of 2019 I went to Munich Germany to meet my friend. There were several places I wanted to see and also to go from Munich southwards to some other places towards Switzerland.
While in a youth hostel in Munich I was recommended to visit Dachau. As the name of this blog suggests, I lived in Jerusalem Israel for a few years. I’ve worked with Jewish people in Israel and in the UK for a good while. I took a train that 30 mins from Munich and another 2km to this place wondering how do I prepare myself to see a terrible act of wholesale murder mainly aimed at one particular religious group.
Dachau was the first of all the Nazi concentration camps. I only got maybe 1 1/2 hours here as I had to an appointment to see my friend at for lunch so I didn’t see all of it. I’ve been to Yad Vashem museum in Jerusalem a few times to see the grand scale of tragedy inflicted on Jewish people during WWII. This was a bit different as it was up close.
I thought as well as Dachau, Auschwitz, and a couple of other places in Poland, just these were the main centres of death by the Nazis. I was wrong, this map here shows more like a couple of hundred places of Hitler’s infrastructure of industrial-scale murder.
“work makes you free”
What are the hoists above the ovens? Maybe its better I didn’t know.
Copies of monuments from different parts of Europe and Israel. There were school children on a trip here. A chilling reminder needed this should never ever happen again.
GERMANY 1. Dachau concentration camp – 2. BMW museum – 3. BMW World futuristic showroom – 4. Neuschwanstein Castle – 5. 1972 Munich Olympics village – 6. Tourism and going out in Munich – 7. Deutsches Museum – 8. Business in the UK, Germany and Israel – 9. Friedrichshafen, a pleasant German town on a lake
SWITZERLAND 1. Trying to do ‘cheap’ Switzerland – 2. The town of Grusch – 3. Clever Swiss made things – 4. Train from Grusch to Zurich – 5. Zurich, the more liberal Switzerland – 6. Swiss dinosaurs
LIECHTENSTEIN 1. Plans – 2. Getting into this tiny nation – 3. Motorbikes, cars and kebab shops in Vaduz, Liechtenstein – 4. Small country topography – 5. Road up to the castle – 6. The Prince’s castle and vineyard – 7. bars, shops, Olympics – 8. Tiny country, big output – 9. Vaduz church – 10. Government buildings and museums