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Well, while Thursday doors is a feature to share pictures of one’s favorite doors, I decided to share a picture of doors that are steeped in History, in honor and memory of those who lost their lives during the Holocaust ( https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/the-holocaust)

I took a picture of these doors (which aren’t very clear) in 2011. These are the doors to the cells in the Dachau concentration camp – the first camp built when Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933. The camp was meant for anybody considered unfit in Hitler’s Germany – Political prisoners, artists, intellectuals, the physically and mentally handicapped and homosexuals.

The doors that hold untold stories

Though we went there 56 years after the war, it was still easy to picture the inhumane treatment meted out to those were there. Each door opens to a tiny cell with a window that opens to the central yard where prisoners were tortured, killed and the bodies thrown in a heap.

The gates that held more than 200,000 prisoners

The camp was liberated on 29th April 1945 when the U.S military entered Dachau. The site was opened for the public in 1965.

For more information on the camp you can read https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/dachau

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Posted by:Smitha V

A banker by profession, a blogger by choice, a poet by accident, and an artist at heart. Imperfectly perfect - that's me. Welcome to my world!

5 replies on “Thursday doors

    1. Thank you Robbie. Wishing you a lovely weekend too. Yes it is disturbing. Even when I saw the photographs so many years later, I felt something. But I thought of sharing it because its important to remember right? In fact thats why I put the quote up. Didn’t want anyone thinking wrongly.

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