Bergen-Belsen Memorial, Bergen
Categories: Monuments, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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 visited with our two children, aged 10 and 7. The outside area was suitable for them to walk around, and they understood the significance of the memorials and graves. Inside the museum we were care... read more »
Our son's history course includes the concentration camps as well as other aspects of the Third Reich and we decided that Auschwitz was likely to be too much to handle. The modern museum is amazing wi... read more »
The museum/ exhibition gives a very thorough explanation of the suffering that was endured here. There are original films and photos taken by the British Army and very touching personal stories told b... read more »
Last year I was finally able to visit this memorial. The museum is very complete and educational.
I was stationed there in 1970-1974, it is a very moving place from what I recall. No bird or animal will cross this site. I was overwhelmed by the silence that was there. Maybe, one day I will return there, to once again pay my respect to those poor souls there
Alejandro Pérez Riquelme
Very interesting place to know more about the horrific history of the concentration camps in Germany during the WWII.
Darth Vlogger the 1st
I have been to a few of the camps also tell every one nether forget otherwise history will repeat it's self
I find it hard to put into words the experience of visiting this Memorial to the thousands of displaced and incarcerated Jews and others. I had the honor of meeting a survivor of the Bergen Belsen Camp in October 2013 when Timi Richenstal visited our College in Carlow, Ireland to give an emotional and very personal account of his experiences. From that experience, i met with Tomi after the symposium and chatted with him and my father for a short time, then i made a promise to my own father that i would take him to visit the camp. Out arrival was unceremonious and our departure even more so- in quiet reflection of what we had just experienced. Though we approached the camp filled with apprehension we were quickly overawed by the massive scale of the atrocities that were carried out on the site. It was difficult to comprehend that the numbers of mass-graves, containing in some cases thousands of people and the vacancy of the site added to the bleak and silence of the site. A PHENOMENAL EXPERIENCE.
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