DACHAU MEMORIAL

PART TWO OF FOUR:

"LIVING" QUARTERS

Sleeping, eating and other activities took place in these quarters.  They have been reconstructed to show the three different bedding arrangements used over time, ever crowding more people into the same small space:

Tourists were very subdued inside these quarters

Roll call took place before and after work in the great open area by the main entrance (this is an official photo, so only healthy specimens are shown):

Prisoners walked to and from work along this road:

In the barracks they were not left alone at all to rest from their long days of hard labor (the hardest manual labor was assigned to the Jews, who were a special target for being worked literally to death):

One of the above photos mentioned 'solidarity' --I was glad to read that there was indeed an active mutual aid campaign among prisoners:

There were few women in Dachau until the very end, most were sent to satellite camps, but there were some, and among them solidarity was practiced with special emphasis:

But as this liberated woman's condition shows, solidarity might protect the spirit, but not the body:

One woman, perhaps much like the one above, wrote this:

To not end on a totally depressing note, these women were late arrivals, when the end was near, and were thus allowed to carry their babies to term:

Go to the third Dachau page: administering death, and cremation

Go to the fourth Dachau page: final thoughts.

Go back to the first Dachau page, introduction and in-processing buildings

Berchtesgaden and the Königssee

The Zugspitze in the clouds

Just some photos from Austria between two parts of Germany

Two castles on the "Romantic Road," Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau

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