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Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Bergen
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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. Arrange to visit Bergen-Belsen Memorial and other attractions in Bergen using our Bergen vacation generator.
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  • We made a stop at Bergen-Belsen Memorial Area is on 55 ha. and is today designated as a scenic area. all the old buildings are cracking down. There is a raised tombstone over many of them as there were under 2. During World War II. b.la. Anne Frank and her sister Margot Frank (Anne Frank is known from Anne Frank's diary and originated from the Netherlands) a little scary but also exciting place to visit.
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  • The Strutthof, Buchenwald, Auschwitz... Bergen Belsen is probably the most emotional that I visited. Located in the heart of a beautiful forest as often, the camp is mainly limited to a memorial long and exteriors without buildings, with the exception of a few stelae. The exhibition, however, is an emotional shock: testimonials, photos, silent movies show reality as could be. An excellent job of memory which cannot be ignored. Sensitive souls, stay out there sincerely.
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  • We were visiting the grave of my dads brother at Soltau who died 2 months before the war ended aged 26. So included here on the way.and I am so glad we did. We spent 2hrs in the museum itself,then ano...  more »
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  • Cannot really say I loved it, but the way Germany has handled it's past is absolutely stunning. The vast landscapes and big concrete buildings just add to the effect.
  • Last year I was finally able to visit this memorial. It is very complete and historical education.
  • An uncanny silence on this "guilty place". I always visit when I pass bergen-Hohne.
  • Last year I was finally able to visit this memorial. The museum is very complete and educational.
  • Moving. An amazing museum