Sunday, November 29, 2009

Researching the camp

I'm researching today - reading about Dachau, when it was established, why and what was done there. At the moment, I am struck by the sheer magnitude of the place - the number of prisoners - the fact that it was first established in 1933 - the number of nationalities imprisoned there - French, Belgian, Polish, Austrian, Germany, etc etc - 

I'm also struck by the number of additional camps and sites that were associated with Dachau... a plantation, a shooting range, Kaufering, Muhldorf ... it's just overwhelming.

Still looking for the details of my grandparents...

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