A horrible place with a dark past
It's a very horrible place with an even darker past, and it's a place on this earth like no other. The gates forever hold the hatred and horrors of a time gone mad in this world that we live in. Dachau was one of many Nazi concentration camps with the sole purpose of the extermination of fellow human beings. I was personally there just thirty years after the camp was liberated by the allies, and all of the photographs in this hub I personally took at that time. I debated for a long time on if I should do this hub, and I finally decided to go ahead with it. Those that are responsible for what transpired at Dachau, and so many other camps like it have most likely already answered for what they have done. Sure there are those that probably squeezed through the cracks and escaped man-made justice, but if it hasn't happened already when their judgment day comes they will answer to a much higher power for what they have done.
Dachau unfortunately was in operation from 1933 to 1945, and I'm not about to post any of the terrible statistics here on this hub. But it's in this writer's opinion that what happened to just one person there, much less the masses, was totally unacceptable in the eyes of all of man kind. Hopefully the lessons from what happened at Dachau, and what was learned there will never be forgotten. However some of the reporting from wars since world war two have shown that was not to be quite true, and a different story all together. It's hard to imagine that not to far away from Dachau, nestled in the German Alps was a place called the Eagles Nest. That's where the Nazi leadership vacationed without a worry in the world about what was happening around them.
I discovered many years latter of what I know now about Dachau. In a confined area of that size, there's no way so many people could have perished without leaving some kind of presence behind. When I exited through those gates of Dachau something has always stayed inside of me to this day, which is why I wanted to write this hub. Someone just the other day in a totally unrelated conversation mentioned the word "poor soles" to me, and immediately my mind drifted back to all of those who never made it out of the gates of Dachau. There's not a whole lot I can tell you about this horrible place that you don't already know, so this hub is merely just a collection of my thoughts. But there is something that I heard a while back that I would like to share with you, before I go. That is that inside the fenced compound of Dachau, no flowers grow on the ground and you'll never hear any birds singing. Thinking back this all is so very true. I don't remember anything growing on the ground at Dachau, and I know I never saw a bird, much less heard one single bird sing.