WNT Jun 16, 2011
An M.O. of the U.S. team in its acclimation to European time zones is to do a bit of sightseeing in the first days on the ground. It keeps the players up and moving and outdoors in the sunlight, all important to getting adjusted as quickly as possible.
As part of that plan, the U.S. WNT took a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site this afternoon (followed by a quick bite to eat in central Munich).
It was about a two-hour drive from the U.S. team’s base north into Germany and the team spent 90 minutes on a guided tour of the Dachau grounds where about 42,000 people died between 1933 when it opened as the first concentration camp in Germany and 1945 when it was liberated by American troops.
The players described the unique experience as historic, solemn, emotional, educational, powerful and moving among other adjectives.