5/13-Dachau

Dachau was a very sobering experience. While I had previously read and learned about the Holocaust both in school and on my own time, nothing prepared me for actually seeing a camp. I learned on the tour that Dachau was not an extermination camp, even though it had a gas chamber and crematorium. While I was incredibly uncomfortable the entire time, I am glad I went. I feel like visiting a camp is something everyone should do at some point. I thought the tour guide did an excellent job, given the difficult nature of the subject. On our way out, we ran into another Pitt student who was visiting on his own time.

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When we got back from Dachau, my group and I went out for lunch. We went to this Italian place with some German students. I got some pasta that was very good. After eating lunch, we went back to the hotel to get our computers and took the tram to the University of Augsburg to meet with the German students and work on our presentation. I chose to work on the only two engineering slides in our presentation because that’s what I understood the best. It did not take me that long to finish.

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We finished working around 8:00. By the time we got back to the Königsplatz, almost everything was closed. We did not want to go to Burger King or McDonalds, so we ended up finding a Subway. As soon as we left to go back to the hotel, it started raining, and none of us had umbrellas.

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