These building were administrative buildings; they contained the offices of the Nazi officers, as well as the rooms where the prisoners were recorded, received a number and traded their clothing and personal belongings for a prison uniform.
Below are replicas of the barracks. Originally, there were 30 rows of barracks behind these two.
This is the desk where the prisoners initially checked in.
This is our outstanding tour-guide, sharing with us how the numerous camps came into existence. We were amazed at the vast number of prisoners recorded on the map.
A little while later, we walked to the crematorium.
These openings are where they inserted the gas into the showers.
And this is the other side of the openings.
This picture makes me think of this book.
The memorial contains numerous pieces of artwork, created in memory of the countless prisoners.
This memorial represents the numerous people that were held in the concentration camps. The triangles represent the badges that were used to label them.
Visiting Dechau prompted us to watch Band of Brothers, which we are currently viewing via Netflixs.
Engraved in the main-gate is the phrase Arbeit Macht Frei, which translated means work sets you free.
So sad. We learned so much, but we left with heavy hearts.