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KZ Mittelbau-Dora Memorial, Nordhausen

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4.2/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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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  • Understated Memorial with a small but interesting museum. The whole is well set up and let another the absurd atrocities of that era.
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  • To deal with this dark chapter of German history, it is advisable first to explore the terrain, in order to take the lead in the connection alone. Here locally appreciated clearly the victims of the Third Reich. It will suggest anyone a feeling of guilt, our generation threw no bombs on Rotterdam or London, but it is indirectly dunned again never even begin to admit such a madness. A visit to the Memorial is absolutely recommended, but should not necessarily be with children and young people under 14's emotionally very hard.
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  • When stepping through the doors to visit "Buchenwald" Nazi concentration camp from 1943, a sense of cold to suffocate as follows to find chills because seeing the location of "the Prince", which was previously the Nazis treat the prisoners, the tape auto sliding into a typical incinerator. The awarded lamps by skin who have previous tattoo., etc..
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  • Make the effort to visit. Always worth thinking about how people treated those they consider lesser humans
  • We visited this site as a group of bikers in 2009,we found it very a moving experiance,to see were the V2 rockets were built in the second world war.Its a shame that all the tunnels and rockets were built by prisoners of war who were treated abismal,worse than animals.The Museum is something else.the staff were great,we even had lockers to put our helmets and gear in,all for 1 euro,we even got the euro back when we returned to pick our stuff up.The young German lad who gave us some of the tour of the tunnels was very informed as to the History of the place,Its a must to see if your in the area,you won,t be dissapointed,thats if you like History.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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