And the heavens wept: German chancellor, liberators and survivors gather at Dachau on the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
MUNICH — Hundreds gathered on a grey, rainy day to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp in 1945.
The overcast weather suited the somber occasion, marking an event that was paradoxically a collective nadir and zenith in human history.
Among the speakers were a liberator, three Dachau survivors and Germany’s head of government, Chancellor Angela Merkel. It was the first time a sitting chancellor attended the official commemoration ceremony there.