Saturday 18th September 2010 ( Happy Birthday Dad 95 today )
Up and away today we head further south but not before a very sobering visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp just north of Munich. Originally set up as a camp for political opponents of the Nazi regime in 1933 it served as a model for all later camps. The horrors committed by one human to another here were truly awful and the boys did not visit the museum where the more graphic exhibits are displayed. In 12 years more than 200,000 people from all over Europe were imprisoned here - 43,000 died either murdered or starved / worked to death. The camp was liberated on 29th April 1945 by American forces who recorded what they found in detail.
On to camp near Fussen at a campsite on Via Claudia the route the Emperor Claudius established from Italy over the alps. Beautiful scenery by a lake with the Alps in sunshine in the distance a real contrast to this morning’s visit….