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KZ Mittelbau-Dora Memorial, Nordhausen

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Founded as a "sub-camp" for the Buchenwald concentration camp, KZ Mittelbau-Dora Memorial was a place of horrors. The memorial and museum you'll encounter on your visit help the public remember those who suffered at the camp and all they endured. Sub-camps were established as armor-manufacturing sites during World War II, so many of the relics you will see on display are tools, scrap metal, and other artifacts related to the construction of weapons. Before viewing these inside the tunnels where the prisoners worked, you'll walk through temporary exhibits that encourage visitors to take a critical look at history. Plan your visit to KZ Mittelbau-Dora Memorial and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Nordhausen travel itinerary planner.
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Reviews
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  • We took part in a guided tour because it is possible here to visit also the tunnels. The explanations were very interesting during the tour, also could ask questions at any time. The visit to the tunnel was jarring. Nevertheless, here has found a very good way to deal with this topic.
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  • The area is quite scenic and is pretty large, so it also allows for a good walk. The Museum gives background history but only in German. On the large outdoor area, there are also signs in English. The area provides a special atmosphere, obviously, because of the tragic story.
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  • Here, guided tours are offered regularly by the Memorial. It explains much and we can put good purely in the timing. It is a very emotional trip and should be perceived in any case if you find the time. It is very worth. The staff is very friendly and is good on all questions. Thank you so much
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  • It's been a while, since I've been here. Camp itself - well.. let's say that the surroundings seemed like a scar on on earth, that refuses to heal itself. What bothers me in this particular moment - my tour guide threatened me with lawsuit, if I ever publish pictures from the camp online. And what do I see here - 188 pictures. I guess that Orwell was right - “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
  • Make the effort to visit. Always worth thinking about how people treated those they consider lesser humans
  • Although much of the original camp buildings are gone, except their foundation, it is very impressive. The audio-guide for 3 euro, provides tells visitor the stories and background of the items/former buildings the you see. Also there are testimonials of former inmates for each item/site.
  • Nothing remaining of the SS barracks, all buildings destroyed, typical propaganda displayed in the museum, railway carriage at the entrance is marked 1951.
  • My Father was a prisoner of that hell. They were transferred from Gross Rosen. I know a lot about that place and how the prisoners were treated. That place was made for people by people. I was in Gross Rosen, and next year I want to go to see where my Father was suffering and I want to bow to them who did not survive.