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Museum - Memorial at Belzec

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Address: ul. Ofiar obozu 4, Bedziemysl 22-670 Bełżec, Poland
Phone Number: 84 665 25 10
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A frozen piece of hell.....

Haven been at Majdanek in Lublin which has the only original complete gas chamber, and Auschwitz which as a rebuilt gas chamber and of course Birkenhau, I didn't hold must hope... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven been at Majdanek in Lublin which has the only original complete gas chamber, and Auschwitz which as a rebuilt gas chamber and of course Birkenhau, I didn't hold must hope for Bełżec as it was empty. However I got the surprise of my life as I found it better than both. Although both the other ones gave me an... More 

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Wakefield, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We only had one day, but we were determined to visit the 2 death camps that we had missed on our first trip to Poland- Sobibor and Belzec. It was a long day, but we were able to visit and pay our respects to both. Most people recommend doing them from Lublin and that would probably be your best bet... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Should spend 2 -3 hrs here walking the grounds and visiting the museum. This is a large memorial and you will not see gas chambers or barracks here. Do not visit by auto crossing the Rava-Ruska border as it has long wait times. Consider driving from Lublin and staying in Zamosc.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Belzec death camp is less known and less visited. The place is far from regular tourist routes. Situated south-east of Poland near the Ukraine border. 2 hours from Lublin. Belzec was established as one of the first major death camps by German occupation forces and SS for Jews in Eastern Poland during World War II. During only 9 months about... More 

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I don't think most tourists go here but it was just redone and must be seen. You will not see a camp but the memorial is unlike anything you will ever see. Please go. It will break your heart

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

This German death camp was razed to the ground to hide the evidence and a farm a was planted over it but the Polish residents surrounding couldn't help but dig it up to loot the buried treasure they assumed the Jews were carrying when exterminated. The memorial established on the grounds paints a nightmarish picture of the enormity of death... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Errata ..This museum is not attraction at BEDZIEMYSL !! Bedziemysl is a small village near Rzeszow and distance to Belzec is nearly 140 km ...Belzec is the first of the six death camp in Poland ( half a million Jews were murdered there in 1942 )The memorials includes a museum of the camp's history. A concrete wall displays the names... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This monument is at the site of the Nazi death camp at Belzec. This is not a concentration camp, but a killing centre. The memorial/museum at Belzec offers a great opportunity to reflect on story of not only of the Holocaust, but on the idea of memory itself. The monument is symbolic on several levels and challenges those who see... More 

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