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The Vojna Memorial

Lesetice, Pribram, Czech Republic
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Sad place of Czech history

Everybody should visit this place in order not to forget dark side of our recent history. The visit... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2016
Jiri_F_S
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Czech Republic
Sobering exposure to a communist era gulag

There are several good reviews explaining the use of this work camp and detention center for... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2016
stonestacker52
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Flint Hills, Kansas
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Lesetice, Pribram, Czech Republic
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Everybody should visit this place in order not to forget dark side of our recent history. The visit takes around 60 minutes and in a bad weather take warm clothes. This Memorial you can find by the road sighs.

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Reviewed October 1, 2016

There are several good reviews explaining the use of this work camp and detention center for dissidents during the communist era. It is well worth the time to visit this place and realize why the Czech people are so relieved to be out from under...More

Thank stonestacker52
Reviewed June 29, 2016

Uranium was discovered at this area of what was then Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic. Under Nazi control it was a prisoner-of-war camp, and under communist Russian control after 1948, a forced labor camp—all under the auspices to mine uranium. Czech laborers had no protective...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Vojna Memorial is a unique, preserved gulag in the midst of a forest and former uranium mines, southeast of Pribram (a short drive from Pilsen). Although the tours seem to be only in Czech, English speakers can wander through the area and many of...More

Thank rassabies
Reviewed March 26, 2016

This is a grim reminder of post World War II Czechoslovakia. Originally a forced labor camp for German prisoners after the war it later became a camp for Czech dissenters of the communist regime. Prisoners were forced to worked in the nearby uranium mines, usually...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a well preserved forced labor camp from communist Czechoslovakia. In 2005 the memorial was dedicated to the victims of communism. It is on the site of a German prisoner-of-war camp from 1947 which then became a forced labor camp between the years 1949-1951...More

Thank zippy608
Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Vojna Prison camp was one of the largest of the forced labor camps in post WWII Czechoslovakia. The newly entrenched communist government began the work of imprisoning thousands of Czech citizens on the grounds of treason against the state. Anyone deemed a threat to...More

Thank sgitlin
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Located in the middle of a forest, Vojna was originally built by German POW's after World War II as a labor camp to work the nearby uranium mines. With the communist takeover in 1948, Vojna transitioned into a notorious forced labor camp for political prisoners,...More

Thank pbuntarl
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Interesting place, but primarily for students of czech history. It used to be a labour camp for prisoners of conscience in 1950s. Its newly renovated. I am not sure, if they have english tour guide, I guess they do not (only my opinion). It takes...More

1  Thank mabinogi
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