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Buchenwald Memorial

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I gave Buchenwald 4 starts mainly because I visited Dachau a few days later where there are more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kcbarbie
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
Sobering reminder of a time in history

A stark and solemn reminder of this period in history. Even though the bunkers are gone, the... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
kawp424
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Naperville, Illinois
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 November 2009

I traveled to Weimar, Germany specifically to see Buchenwald. The drive to Buchenwald is just a few minutes north of Weimar, on a lovely quiet country road. When I arrived, the main street into the camp is called "Blood Road" -- a little ominous. You...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2008

We had previously been to Auschwitz and wanted to see Buchenwald. In comparison, Buchenwald is nothing like Auschwitz. This is because Auschwitz is much more in tact and preserved. Much of Buchenwald was destroyed after the war. Goethe's oak, the crematorium, the bunkers, and shower...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I gave Buchenwald 4 starts mainly because I visited Dachau a few days later where there are more original buildings. There is LOTS to read in one of the buildings.

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Reviewed 4 October 2018

A stark and solemn reminder of this period in history. Even though the bunkers are gone, the vastness of this place is overwhelming. Good video and memorials in one of the admin buildings. Still so unbelievable what occurred on those grounds.

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

The site of this KZ remains totally but with most of the prisoner huts removed. However many buildings remain and the story is told dispassionately. The adjacent memorial is sombre but stunning.

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Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Worth the trip. No video or picture can replace the feeling of being there. Highly recommended for family. Prob not suitable for small children. Lots of high school groups visiting.

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We have visited other concentration camps and never fail to be emotionally affected by the dignity of the people who manage them. The horrors of the past are remembered with simple sympathy Our only complaint was the lack of road signage on the maze of...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

We toured the concentration camp. It has been very well preserved. You could see the places were people were contained and even places were the cremations took place. It was a very eerie place. You have the ability to do your own tour with some...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

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 24 August 2018

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

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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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