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This photo was taken at the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany in September 2006. It was created in 1968 by Nandor Glid as a warning, reminder and commemoration of the suffering experienced by all prisoners of the camp.
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I remember this sculpture well. I had the opportunityto visit Dachau in the summer of 1970, and I thoughtthen as I do now that this work was a perfect representationof the people who were incarcerated there during WWII
The thing that touched me the most was a plaque in the garden near the crematorium that read “Dedicated to the thousands of unknown dead”.
Another thing I remember about Dachau was the beautiful garden outside the crematorium, and mymemory’s drawing a blank, Is this the place wherethe chilling command “All you who enter here, abandon hope” was written just above the doorway of the gas chambers?
I’m afraid I don’t remember.
Dachaus gas chambers were only prototypes and were never actually used…I have a photo from the chamber and it has “brausebad” written above the door, which translates as showers
mren: I have a similar photo. In camps where they were used, the prisoners were told to take their clothes off as they were about to have a shower, and they would receive new clothing once they got out at the other side. Unfortunately, they never saw the other side.
Fantastic image, well done.
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