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In the year 2005 my High-School choose the best ten students, who master the German language and reward them with a language course in
Opened on 22 March 1933, the
In total, over 200,000 prisoners from more than 30 countries were housed in
Together with the much larger Auschwitz,
Liberation of the camp
On 29 April 1945 the watchtowers of the
One of the foundations of Hitler's and the NSDAP's social policies was the concept of racial hygiene. It was based on the ideas of Arthur de Gobineau, eugenics, and social Darwinism. Applied to human beings, "survival of the fittest" was interpreted as requiring racial purity and killing off "life unworthy of life." The first victims were crippled and retarded children in a program dubbed Action T4.
Between 1939 and 1945, the SS, assisted by collaborationist governments and recruits from occupied countries, systematically killed somewhere between 11 and 14 million people, including about 6 million Jews, in concentration camps, ghettos and mass executions, or through less systematic methods elsewhere. Besides being gassed to death, many also died as a result of starvation and disease while working as slave labourers (sometimes benefiting private German companies in the process, because of the low cost of such labour). Along with Jews, non-Jewish Poles (over 3 million casualties), alleged communists or political opposition, members of resistance groups, Catholic and Protestant opponents, homosexuals, Roma, the physically handicapped and mentally retarded, Soviet prisoners of war (possibly as many as 3 million), Jehovah's Witnesses, anti-Nazi clergy, trade unionists, and psychiatric patients were killed.
Hitler had a really stunning career. Some describe him as a genius in a negative way. I would agree with this, you have to be a genius if you can wash the brains of a whole nation. I will never understand how can in someone grow such a huge anger of people, just because they are different.
”When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free.” (Charles Evans Hughes)
Outside of Hitler's birthplace in Braunau am
FÜR FRIEDEN FREIHEIT
NIE WIEDER FASCHISMUS
MILLIONEN TOTE MAHNEN
Loosely translated, it reads: "For Peace, Freedom and Democracy - Never Again Fascism - Remember the Millions Dead"
It was really an experience for life to see this place. Why I am writing about Dachau is not just because I have been there, it is more because I think it is important to remember what happened in our past, even more to spend a thought of all those who had to die in such a cruel way.
“We can cart our future clearly and wisely only when we know the path which has led to the present.” (Adlai E. Stevenson)
I dedicate this blog to the victims of Dachau.
"Those who survived will never forget those who didn´t.
For those who would like to see more about
All the photos are googled, I could not make my own on this day I somehow thought it would be disrespectful…