the state-run german railway (“reichsbahn” at that time) played a supportive role in the murderous policies and actions of the third reich’s holocaust, transporting the victims – many children among them – into the concentration and extermination camps. the privately organized “train of remembrance” now travels over all the tracks that led to those camps. today it was to be visited in munich terminus.
insensitive enough, the (still state owned) “deutsche bahn” management decided to demand a substantial rent of approx. eur 1000,-/day for each day this train stands in one of the train stations. the munich city council has decided to reimburse those costs and in this way shows a much more appropriate sense of responsibility than the railway management does.