Although not a traditional stop on the tourism trail the camp is, to my mind, a must see.
We traveled by trail, and alighted at Darzini station and set off through the woods. If we had not looked on google earth first we would have been struggling to find the camp as the path winds through the woods and the site is not well signposted so some research is reccomended as to the general direction of the camp.
Having found thesite of the camp it was moving beyond words. Not touristy, not designed to impress or tell a story. The vast opening in a vast tranquil forest instills a mild sense of agrophobia. The low thud from a huge metronome really does sound like the beat of a giant heart beating beneath the earth and is very very evocative, particularly as some of the victims here were burried alive. No complete buildings remain, just the concrete foundations and some brickwork. What was the huts for children have a memorial adorned with cuddly childrens toys and flowers - emotional. Three giant statues show the suffering, and deffiance of the victims of the camp. The solitude, the statues, the toys, the metronome work together to form a memorial which will remain with me. I have visited many historic sites, including Dachau and Auschwitz but this one sums up the suffering more than they do.
Worth the effort to get here. Very much so.