Today we visited the Dachau Memorial, the site of a former concentration camp. At this memorial, almost all the structures from WWII were preserved. A big part of recent German history revolves around WWII, and our curriculum definitely covers it, as a lot of art and culture has subsequently emerged due to the tensions of WWII. As students who have gone through the American education system, we’ve all spent ample time learning about WWII and the Holocaust, but nothing has ever hit me this hard. Actually walking through the physical camp that prisoners were kept in was an experience I will not forget. Reading about it, watching movies about it, and hearing lectures about it do not compare.