Amsterdam remembers Dachau victims

26th April 2009, Comments 1 comment

The annual commemoration for the victims of Dachau concentration camp was held in Amsterdam Saturday at a woods on the outskirts of the city.

AMSTERDAM - The annual commemoration for the victims of Dachau concentration camp was held in Amsterdam Saturday at a woods on the outskirts of the city.

Survivors and relatives of the victims were among those who attended the ceremony, making the traditional walk through the Himmelstrasse or "Road to Heaven" before laying wreaths at the Dachau monument.

The Himmelstrasse is a paved lane with the name of 500 camps engraved in it, symbolising the walk leading to the gas chambers that camp prisoners had to take.

The Dachau concentration camp was situated near Munich and liberated by the Americans in 1945.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

1 Comment To This Article

  • legadoo posted:

    on 27th April 2009, 11:55:37 - Reply

    While many people died at Dachau, this no longer considered to have been an "extermination camp" by historians. These were all located in the East: Sobibor, Treblinka, Belzec, Auschwitz, etc.