Greetings from Munich! There is SO much to see, we can hardly absorb it.
I didn't sleep much on the plane, so here I am looking very weary. I did drink the lighter glass of beer. I had to, being in a beer garden and all.
Here is the confusing train station. Whew, we did figure out which trains to ride today. The system is so efficient and the trains ride so smoothly.
We went by train and by bus to Dachau. I have just finished a book titled Priestblock 25487 by Jean Bernard. I wanted to see the barrack (#25) but there are only replica barracks. The camp was SO big. To see the yard where the cruel roll calls were conducted was chilling to say the least.
This was the prison part of the camp. Solitary confinement meant cold cement cells.
I will never understand the human cruelty that took place during that dark period in history, but I am convinced that it is essential that we hold ourselves to a high standard of kindness each and every day. I have a lot to learn about the practicality of kindness, the simple gestures of selflessness. I plan on working on this the rest of my life.
I feel that it is a great privilege to travel. I'm grateful. I DO miss my home and I look forward to resting there soon. We saw so many school children hopping on and off the trains today. They look just like kids from America and they are happy, too. Soon I shall go back to meet my eleven year olds as I begin a new school year.
Thank you very much for stopping by.