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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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I was there as a photographer assisting a professor friend with his death march article. While much of the camp is gone, the crematoria is intact and there’s a great museum at the bottom of the hill that chronicles much of its history.
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.
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
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
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
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
I don't know, from Berlin would be a long haul. You could always take the train to Weimar and as one reader replied, there is a bus that runs pretty often. Once at Buchenwald, it is self guided and is a fairly large place... More
I don't know, from Berlin would be a long haul. You could always take the train to Weimar and as one reader replied, there is a bus that runs pretty often. Once at Buchenwald, it is self guided and is a fairly large place for a lot of walking. The camp is pretty much empty except for a few buildings toward the outside.