Blog: Auschwitz anniversary
Dave Leggett | 27 January 2005
It's sixty years ago today that the Auschwitz death camp was liberated. It is difficult, of course, for us to comprehend what went on in those times. But seeing a concentration camp first-hand is a very moving, depressing and draining experience.
I was staying in Munich a fair few years ago, previous life, on a customer support and sales trip and had some time free. I took a drive to Dachau, where the Third Reich's first concentration camp has been turned into a memorial museum. The sun was shining but it was a very, very melancholic afternoon. Hard to take in. Glad I went though. The memory of that April afternoon is still a lot more vivid than the countless automotive components companies I visited on my two week tour of Germany, which - that aside - was actually a lot of fun (I got to know the Autobahn network, drive legally at 120mph, marvel at the Germans' superb lane discipline, the friendliness of small hoteliers and developed a taste for fine German beer and Turkish kebabs).
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