the ends of politics

The path led through the camp entrance bearing the inscription “Arbeit macht frei” (work will make you free). The over-dimensional motto on the roof of the maintenance building announced: “There is a path to freedom. Its milestones are obedience, honesty, cleanliness, sobriety, hard work, discipline, sacrifice, truthfulness and love of thy fatherland.”
Arbeit macht freiPerimeter fenceDepiction of beatingBeating tableDachau gas chamberDachau crematorium
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Dachau is a mirror into the dark part of each of our souls we wish we did not have.  Everyone should see it, know it’s there, and know what the most civilized of people are capable of doing given the right circumstances.

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