Being the huge history buff that James is, we started our little vacation just outside of Munich in Dachau. The top of his list while in Europe was to take in as much of the World War II sights as he could. We had already seen the Rally Grounds of Nuremberg, and now we were off to see the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial.
Bearing witness to a sight that saw so much brutality and violence was not high on my list. Some of the most atrocious crimes against humanity occurred here. However by the end of our self-guided tour, I was seeing things differently. As James, had said, “It’s one thing to read about it, learn about it, and see the documentaries; it’s another thing entirely to see it all for yourself.” It resonates with you to experience the history in person. To walk the grounds and see inside the cells is something you will not forget.
A trip to Dachau or any the memorials is worth the break you will have to take from your vacation. To experience history this way, is a thousand times better than any class or documentary ever will be.
Monday I will post Munich Part Two