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Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Bergen

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Monument Historic Site
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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  • Right wing political parties are rising in popularity, conspiracy theories including Holocaust denial are fashionable online. We need to protect and remember these sights of inhumanity to help prevent...  more »
  • Very thought provoking in an age where we seem to have learnt nothing from our past experiences. A well balanced and meaningful memorial that provides some harrowing but fascinating detail.  more »
  • Well can you say ..... I came to Bergen-Belsen as a soldier in the British Army as I was stationed up the road in haig barracks hohne. At looking at the place now you would never of guessed what happe...  more »
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  • Superbly presented. Very educational and sobering. If you are a foreigner take a young German with you if you can. With the current increasing popularity of right wing political parties and the online fashion for conspiracy theories including Holocaust denial we need to protect and remember this history to try and prevent a repeat.
  • Very sad. Very informative. Good history information. Friendly staff.
  • Reflection on Life! Having served in Herford in early 80's I had the opportunity to visit this site and other Nazi 'life destruction camps'. I still recall my visit today and would love to return to educate my kids. I was a young soldier at the time and I recall this made me totally understand why we were in Germany so many years after the war. Having taken a keen interest in Modern history I am disappointed to find that far too many Nazi's were either not pursued or convicted in post war courts, but do understand the political ramifications posed by the occupying powers to gain support from a population that could have easily turned against us in a gorilla war. It was suspected that this could have happened, lets face it in other areas of the world even now this is happening. I would highly recommend a visit.
  • I went here with my nephew, who wanted to see the site of a concentration camp. There is nothing of the camp left today, except the mass burial mounds and memorials. However it does have a very good exhibition showing the story of the camp, from beginning to end.
  • Great museum about a tragic time in history. Went here 2 years ago with my cousins who live in Celle, I learned a lot that they never talked about in school. The place was very quiet and somber and the visitors and staff were very respectful. There was not a large crowd and the artifacts were almost disturbingly still. I would recommend this for everyone so we can learn from our mistakes and so a terrible massacre on mankind will never happen again.