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Address: Thuringia, Germany
Description: This concentration camp is a powerful reminder of the horrors of Hitler's...
This concentration camp is a powerful reminder of the horrors of Hitler's Germany.
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Having already been to Aushwitz, I had a vision of what Buchenwald would look like, however they are both very different. At buchenwald I received an English audio guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Having already been to Aushwitz, I had a vision of what Buchenwald would look like, however they are both very different. At buchenwald I received an English audio guide (available in many languages) which corresponded with numbers on the map. It was interesting and emotional hearing the audio guide/visualizing what everything was like. The map/labels were not very clear so... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Buchewald is situated just near by Weimar. A cultural town in Thuringen where Goethe, Schiller, Herder, Mosart and many others have lived they lives. This camp housed 250 000 people during it´s existence and 60 000 people from many nations lost their lives here. Very few of the buildings are still standing. What´s left is enough. You can´t leave the... More 

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Rukatunturi, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Visited Buchenwald with my girlfriend this May and it was my first time on a concentration camp. I didin't know what to expect. At first we walked around the concentration camp and visited the sites nearby. When we entered the actual concentration camp it was shocked. The size of that place is huge! The site that touched me most was... More 

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This concentration camp is the most sobering and informative of all the ones we have seen. The films are eye-opening and the grounds are well-preserved. How could ANYONE say that these atrocities never happened ??? Never forget.

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Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Its not for the faint of heart! I personally threw up my guts and cried for hours after visiting this memorial. Standing were so many innocent lives were blantly taken made me sick. The memorial was and is necessary for our children to see and hope to God it can never happen again. I was so torn that we couldnt... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

It feels weird to give five stars to a place that I couldn't even bring myself to photograph. I am now referring to Buchenwald as a "monument to Total Depravity"--a reminder of all the ways we human beings can be so horribly broken and cruel. It is hard to grasp the scope of what happened here, but do it anyway.... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

It is good to show it for young people who doesn't have enough knowledge about what war is and what it brings to people.

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Weiden, Bayern, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Pick a word...Humbling...Painful...Eye Opening...Unbelievable...Sobering...Your word would probably fit as well. A clear, windy, cool day as we walked through the camp's entrance. Once through the iron gate, I turned and read, "Jedem Das Seine" ... To Each His Own. Understanding the thousands upon thousands of prisoners having read those same words and resigning themselves to the SS's belief that this... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Of course it is not appropriate to write how good it was or something....of course it is not good, it has a very impressive exhibition about the history of the camp and also an artistic exhibition from the art of survivors: drawings, paintings, sculptures...really sad but worth to see of course. You can't see anymore barracks or something like that... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

When you go to Buchenwald, be prepared for some harsh reality. This camp is where thousands died, in the Nazi regime of mass murder. It is a hallowed place, brimming with memories of those who were exterminated. The picture above is the gate to the camp. It is a huge facility, where 10's of thousands were held in captivity. Most... More 

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