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“Powerful informative experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp

Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp
Bul 12 Februari, Nis, Serbia
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Ranked #4 of 8 Attractions in Nis
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Danville, Kentucky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Powerful informative experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

This is worth the visit for a better understanding of how the Nazi transit camps operated and how Jews, Roma and Serb Partisans suffered. Upper floor solitary confinement rooms with barbed wire are disturbing reminders of the horrors here.

Visited August 2012
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Nis, Serbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Massive escape of prisoners from Nazi Concentration Camp in Nis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

The concentration camp located in the district of Crveni Krst (Red Cross) is one of the few fully preserved fascist camps in Europe. Even today, it provides authentic testimony to the perils of the Serbian, Romani, and Jewish population, communists, numerous supporters of the liberation movement and partisans, who were incarcerated here during the German occupation of Serbia (1941-1945). Setting aside this camp from others is the fact that on 12 February 1942 there was a massive escape of prisoners here. Out of 147 inmates who attempted to flee, 105 managed to escape, while 42 died along the way. After this successful escape, and another in December 1942, the camp became a real venue of death.

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New York City, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Definitely worth a visit.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Really interesting place. I was lucky to have a friend from Nis to provide translation and explanation as little was posted in English, but even without this it would've have been well worth it. Also highly recommended is the simple little pub right next door to the camp (same side of the street, on the right if you are facing the camp), where the German soldiers would go during the war and where one of the patrons of the bar shared with us the story of his Serbian grandfather having been one who of the ones who was shot while attempting to escape.

Visited July 2012
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Cheap yet Mindblowing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

this was one of the highlights of our trip but emotionaly draining was in tears at the end but would go again the guide was brilliant

Visited September 2011
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Charleston, Illinois
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“Unique experience!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

My trip to Nis was outstanding... This camp was one of the most memorable. It was only 120 dinars or about $1.50. I was the only one there and the staff attendant walked me through and explained everything in perfect English.. There is a room full of paintings from the local children that depicts their image of the camp life.. very very sad!!!! It gave me goosebumps entering and hearing all of the horrid atrocities that occured.. It is a MUST SEE!

Visited April 2012
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