Muzeum Martyrologii Wielkopolan - Fort VII

Muzeum Martyrologii Wielkopolan - Fort VII

Muzeum Martyrologii Wielkopolan - Fort VII
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highburyturf
Edinburgh, UK11 contributions
Aug 2013 • Couples
It's one thing to read about these kinds of places but another to see it. It's not an enjoyable kind of place but something everyone should see and never forget. This was where the nazis first started mass killings of mentally ill people and also became a concentration camp. What really hit me was how new the bricks looked. Not all the signs and info are in English, but you can get the idea. You can get there by bus, we spent about 1hr - 1.5 hrs here, free admission.
Written August 29, 2013
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John W
Woodley, UK48 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Fort VII doesn't seem to be on popular bucket list of things to do in Poznan - and my wife found out about it by chance.

Its location is quite well hidden and you really won't find it just by walking past. However, we visited it as 3 adult and 3 children (8-12 years) and it kept us all fully engaged for around 1 and a half hours.

It was very cheap to enter: the price for our group was around GBP 7 - which is cheap even by Polish standards - and that included a guide book!

I understand that this was one of the first locations where Zyklon B was used and with the children having studied WW2 this was a really relevant experience for them.
We visited in February which gave us all a chilling reminder of what prisoners must have felt like - without the benefit of modern winter clothing!

Don't expect a full-on multi-media show here but very sobering and highly enriching experience all the same. Definitely worth a visit if you want more than the usual tourist stuff
Written March 19, 2019
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MrsHollyMayberry
242 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
We planned our trip to Fort VII in advance, it is just on the outskirts of the city centre.
There was no one else visiting and so we had the place to ourselves.
We were surprised to see the original SS emblem at the entrance to the camp and impressed by the sensitive and thorough approach to memorial to the tortured souls who were held here and who died here.
It was here in 1939 that experiments with carbon monoxide gas took place. 900 mentally ill people were killed using this method in the gas chambers that still stand as memorial to them. The cruelty and barbarism of the Nazi eugenics programme is laid bare in this museum and memorial. People with mental and physical disabilities were classed as subhuman and were either sterilised or murdered in a crude attempt to eliminate these maladies. The horror and misery the people must have suffered is highlighted in the exhibitions. If you are in Poznan find time to visit this place to remember what happens when humans lose their humanity
Written September 8, 2015
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Ernie H
Cardiff, UK1,666 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Easy to get to if you don't mind a bit of a walk. Tram 17 from the food market by Rynek until terminus at Ogrody, which is 7 stops. Walk along the road, past the cemetery until you get to the hospital, cross the road and turn left. At the end of that road turn left and proceed to the zebra crossing. Cross the road and turn right into a lane. The fort is at the end.

Onsite, the ticket booth is on the left, buy a guidebook. Toilets are in this block. Enter the main gate into the casemate and follow the directions from there. Not all the fort is accessible but there is enough to keep you occupied for a while and to discover the WW2 part of its story.

It is understandable if you read the guidebook before going around. When outside, the numbered locations don't tally with the guidebook as they are there just to take you around in an understandable manner 1 to 8.

There are some grisly anecdotes to discover. Yes, most of the exhibit labels are in Polish but you will understand the meanings when you see the exhibits.

You will be moved.
Written June 6, 2018
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Rachelle W
8 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
I have read many times about places like this. This was the first time visiting it. It was so quiet there. You didn't even hear birds. There were no english description but the place spoke for itself. You can buy an English guide book. It was really emotional to see how those people suffered. I would suggest to do something fun afterwards.
If you are in Poznan please visit this place.
Written September 13, 2017
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Heather E
Bridgend, UK78 contributions
Dec 2019
There’s a lot of work going on there at the moment. Unfortunately everything written was in polish or German which was a bit frustrating, but well worth a visit. Easy to get there on the bus and a short walk. Got in for free which was a nice surprise, we thought maybe it was because of the work being done, even if we had paid which was cheap it was worth a visit but read up on it first.
Written December 12, 2019
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El Dorado
Los Angeles, CA341 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
I went here and there was one other person in the entire facility. It was super ominious. You can buy a guide for a dollar and it shows you around the entire creepy facility. For me, the stairs were the most creepy part(sorry that I keep using that word.) People would walk up to the top of these very steep stairs just to be kicked down. I've never been to any of the bigger camps but I imagine that this is a unique experience as it is definitely less traveled
Written March 26, 2019
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia2,867 contributions
Jul 2017
Unfortunately there was hardly any English descriptions.
We were very lucky that one of the office workers could speak a bit of English.
She gave us a tour and her broken English was so helpful.
Well done to a lovely young lady that went out of her way!!!!
Written July 10, 2017
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MERBHA
Sowerby, UK153 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Not widely promoted as an attraction, but well worth a visit for those interested in history of Poland
Written November 4, 2018
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Ewatte
Poznan, Poland265 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
As part of Poznańs many fortifications, fort Colomb was the one used as Polands first concentration camp. It's located a bit off the core of the city, but it is an important checkpoint. There are a lot of facts and photos exhibits, also a but with information on other concentration camps.
Written September 3, 2018
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