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Address: Gottschedstr, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany

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Simple but aptly symbolic

Empty chairs representing the Jews of Leipzig deported and killed during World War II. Located at the site of the great synagogue that was destroyed on November 9, 1938. Very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 13, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Empty chairs representing the Jews of Leipzig deported and killed during World War II. Located at the site of the great synagogue that was destroyed on November 9, 1938. Very simple monument, but it's a good thing that it's there so that future generations not forget what happened.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

The visit was very emotional and informative, I would have liked to have more time, expect to queue to enter as it is free, audio guides are available for €2 that will save you a lot of reading, a donation will appreciated to keep memorial going.

Thank Dennis G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

There are now 140 chairs where a synagogue used to be. They represent the Jews who used to come here before the Nazis demolished the building. Very sombre setting.

Thank KarolaRS
Palo Alto, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

The TripAdvisor location pin is at the center of Gottschedstraße because they evidently don't have a street number. The memorial is close to the Thomaskirche end off the street, opposite number 4.

1 Thank Jonathan S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

The monument itself is unaccesible, but located in a very peaceful quainy area without much movement. Really sombre setting, perfect for the meaning.

Thank mrmmhonduras
Friendship, Arkansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

The area was very basic and nothing that would be very memorable in my mind but it is critical to know that 11,000 Jews were killed beaten or disappeared because of the Nazi's.

2 Thank Gunnar S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Some can consider it just a bunch of chairs but we found it interesting. It is just five min walking from the city center (Markt-Rathaus) and it makes it easy to visit.

Thank MontanNito
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2012

This memorial, just a few steps away from the Thomaskirche, is a stark reminder of the Jews who were once here. Visit and compare the memorial under the DDR that makes no mention of the Jews and the one obstructed after the fall of the communists that is far more explicit and striking. Then, go to the synagogue that is... More 

3 Thank Shmulik26
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2012

“Remember, at this location once stood the Great Synagogue of the Leipzig Jewish community, consecrated 7 Sep 1854 and set on fire on ‘Kristallnacht‘ 9-10 Nov 1938”, reads the plaque at the Leipzig Holocaust memorial monument erected to commemorate over 11,000 Jewish citizen of the city who were dispelled expelled and murdered by the Nazi regime. Here were one of... More 

8 Thank Zvika G

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