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Flossenburg Concentration Camp and Museum

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Flossenburg Concentration Camp and Museum

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Gedaechtnisallee 5, 92696 Flossenburg, Bavaria Germany
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Rebecca B wrote a review Oct 2020
Vancouver, Canada13 contributions1 helpful vote
This experience changed my life. I had to prepare myself mentally for this...it was not an easy day and nothing can prepare you for the emotions you will feel walking these grounds. That being said, I truly feel that if you travel to Germany, take time out of your plans and come to one of these camps. I am deeply touched by the honor and respect that Germany has shown for the millions that perished at the hands of the Nazis. My visit to Flossenburg was a day I will never forget. We had a German speaking tour guide...I had a German friend with me who did his best to translate. I never asked if she spoke English; however I was the only person in the tour group that spoke little to no German so out of respect for the others, I let my translator assist me. The written plaques and signage were in written in German and English, which I was grateful for. The moment that really touched my German friend was when he discovered that Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a prominent Lutheran Pastor and theologian, was murdered here on April 9, 1945. As difficult as it is, I strongly encourage anyone to visit this place, to not only take in the essence of the experience here, but to honor and respect the dead, to stand where they stood, walk the earth they walked, cry where they cried. It is powerful and all should see it; step out of our blessed lives and feel this. A side note, there are residence built on the hillside above the camp, overlooking the camp. I was very upset by the sight of this until the tour guide explained that after the US liberated this camp, the some1500 survivors had nowhere to go so remained living in the barracks at the camp for some time. It is their understanding that some of these survivors requested land on that hillside to start to build homes as they had nothing left and nowhere to go. If this is true, then these homes are survivor homes.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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glsc-geekgirl wrote a review Jul 2019
Nashville, Tennessee57 contributions16 helpful votes
When you arrive, we started with the museum that is behind the main building that you see when you arrive. There is a video / slide show that gives a visual timeline of the buildings being built and destroyed, along with a general history. There are testimonies you can listen to or read from people who were there. I couldn't help but to cry as I walked into the room. Another building has more items to view and a place where visitors can write their thoughts. This is where I read about a 14 year old boy visiting with his grandfather who was held prisoner here when he was 14 years old. So touching. The Valley of Death was a moving memorial to all those from each country who lost their lives there. If you know much about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this was the concentration camp he was killed. They have a nice memorial to him here, including a plaque from President Donald Trump recognizing him. I highly recommend vising here. I will say, our visit was in May and the wind was extremely cold that day, we needed hats to cover our ears for all the time we were outside. The chapel was nicely done. And oddly enough, as you walk around the grounds, you can see the town has built a neighborhood on property that used to belong to the camp. The houses look down into the old concentration camp. There is a lot to learn here.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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FunDays2010 wrote a review Dec 2018
Ohio34 contributions12 helpful votes
Came here on a very cold windy day. Had never been to such a place. Walked the grounds, read the words. Watched the video wondering the whole time how? There is a large blown up photograph on a wall showing men working in the quarry in their striped clothing. I will never forget the man's face in the bottom left corner. Why? Just a look of horror and sad questioning.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Raroboy wrote a review Dec 2018
Canada549 contributions167 helpful votes
This was another day reminding us on what happened – on how many millions of people lost their lives in the 20th century: the holocaust - Hitler– WWI & WWII – Stalin and Mao: it is unbelievable on what happened. But having concentration camps is really something that makes you wonder and you ask yourself: how could this happen. This is not a fun place to visit. It is a place of horror, death and destruction. I come here to give my respect and get a feel of what happened, and to see that these camps existed. This Memorial/Museum is well worth the visit. It was interesting to note the present day houses that had been built over the old barracks right at the fence line.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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JadedTourista wrote a review Oct 2018
Los Gatos59 contributions13 helpful votes
This camp is very different from the other camp I visited in Dachau. Dauhau overwhelms with its horrors of the past but Flossenburg does not. It is sad, somber but very peaceful and very respectful of the military personnel who died mainly from being overworked at its quarry. It is also very beautiful and very tranquil but at the same time one can imagine the daily lives of the prisoners who toiled and died here.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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