Ghosts in the sun: Hitler’s personal photographer at Dachau, 1950

 

A series of photographs at the Nazi concentration camp Dachau document a decaying, sunlit place full of bad memories and restless ghosts. See the full gallery at Life.com.

  • Eerie silence
  • A crematorium
  • Behind the walls
  • Memorial plaque
  • Eerie silence
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Behind the walls

Do places have memories? Do buildings where people did terrible, bestial things to other human beings somehow retain an echo of that savagery within their walls, their floors, their foundations? (Hugo Jaeger — The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)