I know to many people a trip to a concentration camp doesn't sound like a vacation worthy stop. And I get it. But it was important for me to visit, as we were so close to Dachau on our way to Munich.
Having read countless books on the topic of the Holocaust, I was somewhat prepared for what I saw. Somewhat. I knew what the barracks would look like, the area where roll call was performed, the bathrooms (or what one might call a bathroom). What I wasn't prepared for what the punch in the gut when I walked to the gate that said "Arbeit Macht Frei". "Work makes you free" in German. Which, of course, was a total joke and slap in the face to the prisoners interned there.
"May the example of those who were exterminated here between 1933 and 1945 because they resisted Nazism help to unite the living for the defense of peace and freedom and in respect for their fellow men."
This is looking out of a barrack onto the area where roll call was held.