Dachau Concentration Camp-Remembering the Victims of Genocide

While in Munich, Germany, the Journey into Europe team traveled just outside the city to visit Dachau Concentration Camp.  Opened in March 1933 just after Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor, this was the first concentration camp established by the Nazi Party in Germany.  Originally established for political prisoners, Dachau became a model for later concentration camps used to exterminate the Jewish population as well as other communities targeted by the this genocide such as Gypsies and homosexuals. This somber visit reminds us that the Holocaust is not just a Jewish tragedy but a human tragedy and all people, whether Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Hindu, or Sikh, should remember its many victims and say “Never again.”

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