Ten of our group went to see the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, the Nazi’s original concentration camp set up in 1933, with the memorial site opening in 1965.
It is hard to describe this experience. In between the long silences, we talked about how important it is that people experience the profundity of this place. We felt that experiencing a concentration camp wasn’t about just seeing a morbid site but a reminder that not only never again should this happen, but that we have deep compassion and tolerance for the future human race.
The physical reaction of walking into the gas chambers was extreme. We felt it to our toes.
An amazingly hard and dark experience but one we wouldn’t trade.
~ contributed by Michelle Stanley