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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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Heart wretching history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada
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Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 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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29 helpful votes 29 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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Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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2 helpful votes 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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Melbourne, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

More than a memorial centre this is truly an educational experience. I made sure we visited here during our recent trip to Europe as I wanted a couple of young children who are disconnected from the events of WWII and The Holocaust to get an understanding of the evil that can be committed when people allow it. Having visited Dachau... More 

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Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you check my other reviews you will see that I have visited quite a few of this type of "Attraction" These camps should NEVER be forgotten and should be visited by ALL, if at all possible, to show the world what is possible for one human being to do to another. It's area is vast, the main gate and... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My wife and I went with a delegation from Kfar Saba,Israel to the Buchenwald Camp.We had an excellent guided tour of the camp with full explanations of the historical and propaganda aspects of the Nazi war machine.Several of the original buildings are still standing.We held a memorial service to the people who were murdered in the camp.My wife and I... More 

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Tallinn
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50 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It really takes your breath away when visiting this area where so many people had to die. You just shake your head and are touched by all what you can see what is left. It start with the "Blood street" up to the concentration camp and continues there in every corner. In my opinion a Must-See to understand a little... More 

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