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Buchenwald Memorial, Thuringia

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The remains of Buchenwald Memorial, a Nazi concentration camp, serve as a museum and memorial to its victims. Much of the site was demolished, but you can still see the main gate, crematorium, hospital block, and two guard towers. Walk around the site to gain a new understanding of the horrors of Hitler's Germany. The clock on the entrance gate, set to a quarter past three, refers to the time American troops arrived at the camp on April 11, 1945. The museum outlines the history of the camp and displays many relics, such as letters, clothing, and photos. Check for the scheduled guided tours. Before you head to Ettersburg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ettersburg itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Ettersburg has to offer, including Buchenwald Memorial.
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  • This only a few building will be the size of the area all the more clearly. The exhibition, which not only the dark past of the NAZI State, but also the inhumanity in the post-war years (Buchwald was the Soviet special bearings No. 2 and was operated until the 50 years), is apparently making the horror that is clear. A place for the pause and commemoration.
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  • It's been cold, it's been snowy, it only makes you feel a tiny bit more how inmates must have felt during this terrible regime. Though not many buildings are left, there's a lot of information availab...  more »
  • An important testimony of the time, that is very good and impressively designed. It should be a must for anyone to visit this Memorial, so that such a thing never happens again... I hope that we never again make such or similar error German through stupidity and herd behavior.
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  • It's a concentration camp that holds an interesting story behind it. People in the city had no clue as to what was happening there -- it was hidden inside a forest. However, when it was liberated the army had the whole city march there, to see with their own eyes what had happened. Profound and eye-opening experience.
  • It was a most horrendous place I had ever gone to. One has in ones mind what it would be to envisage the feelings of the people and the innocent that were brought here not knowing what fate awaited them and that was impossible to see but, you felt their soulful spirits calling out pleading to you to be released I hope I made it possible for just a few . The experience will stay with me always
  • I was glad I waited so long to visit; if I'd come here a couple years ago, I might have been a little disappointed, as most of the buildings are long gone. The new/permanent "Ostracism and Violence" exhibit adds a ton of value. Fantastic. A definite must-see.
  • Very interesting. Horrible things has happened here, and the world should remember forever.
  • Very interesting and fascinating place. Horrors occurred here.