Take a somber visit to Bergen-Belsen Memorial, a memorial at the site of Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp. Between 1942 and 1945, thousands of people died here, with up to 35,000 dying of typhus. When the camp was liberated, its prisoners were found sick and starving, while many of the dead remained unburied. The memorial and its museum feature photographs and videos of the survivors, as well as written stories. Large mounds mark mass burial sites. Put Bergen-Belsen Memorial into our Bergen vacation builder tool to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Bergen.
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I visited often to remind myself why I chose to risk all for pennies in the British army rather than follow a more rewarding career. Each visit was different. It was snowing. It was fine. It was raini... more »
KZ-lejr beliggende på Lüneburger Heide tæt ved byen Bergen. Den ligger ud midt i en kæmpe skov - væk fra offentligheden og som jo også var meningen at selv tyskerne ikke skulle vide alle de grufulde t... more »Concentration camp situated on the Lüneburg Heath near the city of Bergen. It is located out in the middle of a giant forest-away from the public and which also was supposed to even the Germans not to know about all the terrible things that happened in the concentration camps. The exhibition clearly show the uncommon heinous conditions during the war with mass death, famine and devastating disease epidemics. Inter alia, the film was shown with English filmmakers, as documented for the outside world, which for the first time by øjensyn could see where monstrous Nazi camp systems had been. The films of the German population was perceived as ' fake ' propaganda film against the Germans. In this area you can see the mass graves and Anne Frank's grave, though no one knows where Anne Frank and her sister Margot really is buried. The area is huge and shows in all horror, how many prisoners there have been room for.
Das Konzentrationslager Bergen-Belsen war ein nationalsozialistisches Konzentrationslager im Ortsteil Belsen der Gemeinde Bergen im Kreis Celle (Provinz Hannover, heute Niedersachsen). Hier nur ein Zi... more »Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was a Nazi German concentration camp in the village of Belsen of the town of Bergen in the District of Celle (province of Hanover, now Lower Saxony). Just a quote of the celebrity survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust: "survival is a privilege that is required. I was always wondering what I can do for that have not survived."_Simon Wiesenthal
Worth a visit, to think about what happen. Every thing is also in Englisch. Very Well presented. You need a good two to three hours to see everything.
Very impressive. A good example of an up-to-date memorial of a black period in world history of 65 years ago.
Love the pictures and artifacts that help make this very real place and occurrence in history more tangible and real for those who did not have to experience it first-hand!! Always a reverence feeling when I visit here!
I was overwhelmed emotionally. Seeing the mass graves. Nice to remember the innocent who lost their lives at the camp. Seeing the marker for Anne Frank was special. So glad we took the time to stop by and walk around the camp.
I am giving this place 5 stars because it is a very good reminder on atrocities only humans can do. It's a bit scary place with dark history, but definitely worth visiting.
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