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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 went to the Bergen-Belsen memorial as my wives father was in one of the first regiments to liberate the camp. The exhibition is superb but very harrowing and not for young children. The area, altho...  more »
  • If you aren't sure whether you want to visit this place then you must say yes! It's extremely important to understand what happened here. The weather was lovely and hot when we visited which was perfe...  more »
  • ...darf something terrible happen... I don't know how I can best describe our visit in March 2017. Descriptions such as "great Memorial" can easily convey a false impression. I was already about 20 years ago with school there. In direct comparison to at that time a large and modern documentation centre has developed here. At least a part of the then very menacing and oppressive atmosphere for the visitor is felt by the many visualisations (pictures/movies/documents) and the high, bare concrete walls. Here is informed in detail about the entire history of the Bergen-Belsen camp. The entire site can be visited. The mass graves are very shocking. The admission is free and everyone should inform himself about the dark past of the history here. On that such a thing never happens again
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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