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Buchenwald Memorial

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Somber Vsit

The Memorial was very well done. The movie documentary provided in the theatre is certainly worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rodney M
Beautiful monument and preservation of history

Although these camps have a horrifying past and were built for a unfortunate specific purpose, they... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Buchenwald (1937-1945) became a synonym for the crimes committed by the National Socialists. Until 1950, the Soviets used the grounds for a special camp; after 1958 the German Democratic Republic established the “Nationale Mahn- und Gedenkstätte...more
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| Buchenwald Area, 99427 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Memorial was very well done. The movie documentary provided in the theatre is certainly worth seeing. The interviews of the survivors is more personal than reading from a book. I didn't know if I could handle the visit but glad that I made the...More

Thank Rodney M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although these camps have a horrifying past and were built for a unfortunate specific purpose, they stand as reminders of what can happen when certain ideologies go too far. This particular memorial is immaculately preserved and the monument towers over the city and can be...More

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Reviewed 17 August 2018

It is a sobering experience to walk on the ground of so much suffering. Unfortunately mans inhumanity to himself keeps repeating, doubt it will ever cease

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The Buchenwald Concentration Camp is a sombre, dignified and well-managed memorial to its victims, and stands as an essential testament to Nazi - and subsequently Soviet - crimes against humanity. A limited number of buildings remain, but more than enough to communicate its history, including...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018

I went with my 13 year old son. We walked around the Memorial on our own. The map we had was perfect for us. It wasn't crowded and we didn't feel rushed. One could spend all day, walking around the grounds...emotional experience.

Thank Kaisermichelle
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had never been to a former concentration camp before. My wife's reaction was: she was more emotionally moved that she thought she would be. My reaction was: before I went I was not sure whether it was the right thing to preserve such sites....More

Thank David W
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The introduction movie is a must. It gives you the visual support for what is no longer there. The audio tour for a selfpaced tour is of very high quality. We spent nearly fout hours including both the camp and the memorial. If you are...More

Thank Jan Karel S
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited several concentration camps in Europe, including Auschwitz, and have to say Buchenwald still haunts me a week later. We did an audio tour with a guide, and she was excellent. As with most concentration camps, very little of the original camp still exists,...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

'If you don't learn history, you are doomed to repeat it.' Visiting this site is a must for any citizen of the world.

Thank Terry G
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We went to Sachsenhausen a few days before, and my kid was somewhat concentration camped out. However, Buchenwald feels different. While Sachsenhausen was right next to a town, Buchenwald really is in the woods. It has a beautiful and majestic view of the valleys around...More

1  Thank KidDocDMC
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