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“One fun day in Dachau

Duitsland 2014

What can one say? Not so long ago it was brutal reality for some. Now it is simply part of the insane history of humanity. Genocide; the art of killing people you don’t like, by the million. And by my humble observations as a traveling Red Cap, I came to the conclusion a long time ago; people do not like other people and are willing to kill them by the drop of a hat, or a cap, or practically anything. They just love to hate, and to kill. Brilliant bastards!

Duitsland 2014

“There was a place called the ramp where the trains with the Jews were coming in. They were coming in day and night, and sometimes one per day and sometimes five per day . . . Constantly, people from the heart of Europe were disappearing, and they were arriving to the same place with the same ignorance of the fate of the previous transport. And the people in this mass . . . I knew that within a couple of hours . . . ninety percent would be gassed.

Rudolf Vrba, who worked on the Judenrampe in Auschwitz from August 18, 1942 to June 7, 1943.”[124]

“Extermination camps are frequently confused with concentration camps such as Dachau and Belsen, which were mostly located in Germany and intended as places of incarceration and forced labor for a variety of enemies of the Nazi regime.”

Dachau was the first concentration camp and thus not primarily an extermination camp, but it became the model for all future camps to deal with “the Jewish problem”. People were starved to death here, stripped of their dignity, their humanity. People were murdered and burned here by the thousands.

Dachau as tot as

“By the spring of 1944, up to 8,000 people were being gassed every day at Auschwitz” (meer…)


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