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Jun 21, 2011 - Ok - Awake Now :-)

Hello, Well, I slept well last night. I hope everyone did as well. We loaded our bus and headed to Natzweiller-Struthof yesterday morning. This camp was built as a labor camp for prisoners to dig the granite out of the ground. It was sdesigned for 1500 people and at one ppoint housed at the same time almost 15000 people. It was ugly. It was also the prison that French Resistance were sent. Most of them were killed immediately upon entering the gates. Since it is in Alsace, it is built on the side of a mountain. Everyday the prisoners would...

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Aug 24, 2007 - Natzwiller - Struthof Concentration Camp

Today, not unlike yesterday (when we went to the Alsace Adventure Park, swinging through trees and ziplining across valleys, 150 metres above the forest floor) was at the other end of the emotional spectrum. Through the little village of Hohwald and its beautiful winding mountain road, we arrived shortly thereafter at the Natzwiller-Struthof Concentration Camp. Our very first encounter with this incredibly moving site was the road sign requesting silence in memory of the more than 60,000 prisoners that perished here. One of more than 30...

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