I had never been to a concentration camp and wanted to see one. Had a chance to go to Dachau which is one of the very first ones that opened.
When I got there, I was only planning to stay for about an hour or so. I asked for a tour and they said, "it will start in 1 hour and it will last about 2.5 hours." I told them I did not have that time and they told me I could walk around on my own and read the signs. I decided to go that route. I spent 5 hours there!!
I learned so much about how Nazi Germany came into power and what went on. I am not a WWII history buff, but I greatly enjoyed to learn about all of this. It was fascinating but depressing.
I came out well educated, depressed and angry about what happened there, and proud to be an American. I know, this sounds egotistical but when you see all the horrors that occurred for years and years and then you learn that it was the Americans who liberated this camp, there is pride there.
I recommend this to anyone who is visiting the Munich area!
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