This photo is another from a past trip that has brought back a flood of memories of my experiences. This is a most somber place, but I’m glad to have had the opportunity to visit. What happened here should never be forgotten, and beyond the history, I have a personal connection here as well.
Where was this photo taken, what is this place called, and what is the story behind this unique location?
Have you visited there?
This is part of a “photo flashback” series of photos I’m sharing from my travels through the years. I hope readers will enjoy the ‘tour’ as much as I have enjoyed reminiscing about the trip where I took this photo.
Mike correctly answered that this photo is from the Dachau Concentration camp oustside Munich, Germany. This structure is the Catholic “Mortal Agony of Christ” chapel.
Dachau was the first concentration camp opened by the Nazi regime. It was intended for political prisoners of the Third Reich. In 12 years, over 31,000 people died there. Its a very solemn place, but if you have interest in WWII history it is absolutely worth a visit. It is about a 25 minute ride on the S2 train from Munich Hbf.
My grandfather was an ordinace officer in the 42nd Infantry Division in WWII. He was there when the 42nd was among the Allied forces that liberated Dachau in 1945.