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Buchenwald Memorial, Thuringia

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Historic Site
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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  • A chapter of history which should not be forgotten. How did it come about and what can we do that it never happens again. "I wish all, each and every one of you a reason for indignation. This is precious. "If you are outraged, like me dar Naziwahn has outraged, is active, strong and engaged." Stéphane Hessel, former Buchenwald prisoner which is not to add. Time for outrage against the AfD and surety active right!
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  • We have joined a school class, it was a lot shown us and also much explains. You can see only a few original buildings. The tour is free, but at the end you can make a donation, which is certainly well invested. I hope that no more such times there is no matter where in the world. There are also, also free parking. I would recommend anyone to look at the whole thing, even though it is very sad.
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  • Here we were with school classes and had posted several guides. Last year I had done with this, but the attendant has set all over again other priorities this year. I would recommend a guide therefore in any case. You should look at the film, as far as possible before a tour, because he already attracts much. The temporary exhibitions in the Museum are worth a visit. The Café completes the stay.
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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.