Do Good and Avoid Evil: Dachau

Trip Start Dec 22, 2009
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Trip End Jun 22, 2010


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Flag of Germany  , Bavaria,
Thursday, January 7, 2010

 

The most shocking thing about Dachau was not the mass graves, gas chambers or giant crematoriums, it was how peaceful and beautiful the surroundings were. How paradoxical it was that this site was a place of human experimentation and mass murder. I have taken some pretty decent video of the grounds for you guys to check out.  

The camp was very special for me because it really reminded me about how transient life really was. In the blink of an eye, everything and anything can morph from the most ugly to the most beautiful. Like the butterfly we too can change no matter how steadfast our beliefs or positions. When was the last time you really reflected on how you could positively change your current situation? Do you have a vision for a better future for yourself? If so, make it happen! Hell, I am traveling across the world right now aren't I?  
 
The  camp was also very powerful in the respect that because it reminded me that the evils of man are just that.. of man.  It is through our choices and actions that we define ourselves. As the late great Professor Joe Mann instructed me on a daily basis in my freshman English class, "Do Good, Avoid Evil".
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Trisha on

I could not agree more with your feelings and the bizzare juxtopostion, such beauty and such pain... I was there in the summer several years ago. Even more stark and beautiful in the winter... Thank you for sharing. Lots to reflect on...

tkallmann
tkallmann on

This site impacted my soul forever.

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