I applied for "a Dachau Concentration Camp, the walking tour" of the local tour on the Internet and gathered in front of the city hall of the Marien open space of Munich at 10:15 a.m. on Tuesday, December 20, 2011.

As for the participant of the tour, 16 Americans (pro-parents with their children, primary schoolchild one), Spaniard six, Japanese were one me, groups of 23 people in total. The tour guide speaks English in Germans. 
There was the Dachau concentration camp trace which Hitler bodyguards managed in those days by bus from the station square that arrived at Dachau Station from Marien pl. Station to S barn 2 in approximately around 20 minutes to approximately ten minutes. 

I intended to borrow a Japanese earphone guide in an administration office, but there was not it. I got an English pamphlet and entered at the entrance of the then SS Troops watchtower.In the labor camp, barbed-wire entanglements were set up double, and the bunker was dug, too, and some watchtowers existed.

There was the letter which ARBEIT MACHT FREI ""fitted freely by working"" in the gate of the grate of the entrance. I felt terror on a letter same as the Polish Auschwitz camp gate.

The camp became the present, the museum, and a then state was displayed with a photograph and a document vividly. The first building is the place that prisoners brought here undress in the administration, and is examined.The first display of the museum was a record document about the processes of rise of National Socialism and the power establishment.

The Nazi Administration establishment and the later movement were displayed with an enlarged photograph successively. All the guidance in the hall speaks it in guide English in German or English, besides.Unfortunately, as for half or more of explained contents, it was not possible for the above-mentioned understanding to watch with a photograph in indigestibility with my command of English.

As for the displayed photograph, miserable things were arranged as I advanced. I did the health that people forced to life at a camp, given poor clothes, poor room, all the inmates became thin, and lost weight.For a person, experiment on a human body that I hanged myself, and committed suicide, it was the photorecordings which wanted to look away such as the person that it was broken a head and was inspected brain, a person shot dead.

As for the human being that time of Auschwitz and the same thought revive as for me in front of the photograph of the heap of bodies like the mummy of people treated like garbage, can it be cruelly to why here? … .And I heard despair and the pains of the victim, a cry, and there would be such terrible times why … .There will not be still men of power repeating abuse, slaughter in the same way somewhere, or there cannot be the thing that I never infringe human rights … . And the monument of the people who fall as meanings to "never commit the same mistake" occur at the same time.

In addition, a documentary film was shown in the hall and edited the genuine film which was really photographed with the work for around 20 minutes when I featured the theme of Jew-baiting under the Nazi Administration.

Furthermore, the cells such as political offenders taken at first formed a line in a row when I advanced, and the political offense, the clergyman who objected to the policy of the Nazis were able to watch the state that accommodated isolation as a national enemy.

It is two womens, dining room, for each one for work, experiment on a human body institution one, ward 13 soon the barrack institution of 34 that prisoners contain in the very large site of the camp trace outside the museum.

It becomes the museum which two accommodation ridges are restored now, and reproduces those days. Only a base expressing a building is left to the trace.

At the crematory burning up the body, be divided into two institutions. The gas chamber was located within big one, but did not seem to be really used.

There was the image which it was written that I told the garden of the crematory institution "to remember how crematory we died here".

In addition, there was the church of the many denominations which were made since a camp was released in a site, and there was the avenue lined with poplar trees where inmates planted it midmost of the accommodation ridge.

It was felt to be very wintry by snow that has just started. As for the front that passed through the avenue lined with poplar trees, the monument of the group of the people who I get twisted up to be able to shave barbed wire made in front of the center of the museum in 1997 in a motif, and writhe, the Jewish mark that three images and star type overlapped aside … .

The visit of approximately around three hours.

What kind of thought would the letter, the inmate whom ARBEIT MACHT FREI published at the entrance "fitted freely by working" watch this in?I was strong and, in memory of a victim, was made to think deeply while it snowed as for me and finished doing it.

Dachau concentration camp museum


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収容施設は二重に鉄条網が張られ、バンカーも掘られ監視塔がいくつも存在した。その入口の鉄格子の門にはARBEIT MACHT FREI 「働けば自由になれる」の文字があった。ポーランドのアウシュビッツ収容所門と同じ文字に恐ろしさを感じた。



死体を焼却する、火葬場では、二つの施設に分かれていて。大きい方には、ガス室もあったが、実際には使用はされなかったようだ。火葬場施設の庭に「火葬場 我々がここで如何に死んだのか記憶しておいて下さい」と言うようなことが書かれた像があった。

約3時間位の見学。入口に掲げられたARBEIT MACHT FREI 「働けば自由になる!」の文字、収容者はこれをどんな思いで見ていたのだろうか…私は雪が降りしきる中、犠牲者を追悼し、深く強く考えさせられた。


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