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Museum - Memorial at Belzec

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Address: ul. Ofiar obozu 4, Bedziemysl 22-670 Bełżec, Poland
Phone Number: 84 665 25 10
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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This German death camp was razed to the ground to hide the evidence and a farm a was planted over it but the Polish residents surrounding couldn't help but dig it up to loot the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2014
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This German death camp was razed to the ground to hide the evidence and a farm a was planted over it but the Polish residents surrounding couldn't help but dig it up to loot the buried treasure they assumed the Jews were carrying when exterminated. The memorial established on the grounds paints a nightmarish picture of the enormity of death... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Errata ..This museum is not attraction at BEDZIEMYSL !! Bedziemysl is a small village near Rzeszow and distance to Belzec is nearly 140 km ...Belzec is the first of the six death camp in Poland ( half a million Jews were murdered there in 1942 )The memorials includes a museum of the camp's history. A concrete wall displays the names... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This monument is at the site of the Nazi death camp at Belzec. This is not a concentration camp, but a killing centre. The memorial/museum at Belzec offers a great opportunity to reflect on story of not only of the Holocaust, but on the idea of memory itself. The monument is symbolic on several levels and challenges those who see... More 

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